Is a woman, weeping.
The Black Rider and Other Lines
|Shadows of the Lagoon and Naiades |
Mikhail Vrubel (1905)
With cold fingers pressed to rib-bones,
I delve for the empty space below;
undetected, this cavity,
and once abode of my heart.
It’s no easy matter to find as deserted a place
where blood now pools without a beat,
that I should dip my pen in such ink
to write of loss upon this page.
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If you haven't already read The Black Riders and Other Lines by Stephen Crane, I recommend it. I have found it to be most inspirational in style and subject matter.