Sunday Poem

You Are Fire Eaters by Marianne Moore

Not a mere blowing flame—
A clinking ash, I feel—with shame,
At malendeavor in your service.

But as Jehoshaphat said on that occasion in
Old Testament history,

“The battle is not mine,”
And strategy laid down—in fine
Surrender, may be conquest.

See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23037#sthash.TYCjggR4.dpuf

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