Edgar Bowers

2 March 1924 - 4 February 2000 / Rome

Dedication for a House

We, who were long together homeless, raise
Brick walls, wood floors, a roof, and windows up
To what sustained us in those threatening days
Unto this end. Alas, that this bright cup
Be empty of the care and life of him
Who should have made it overflow its brim.
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