Untitled poem of three lines (when reconstituted) to be found at the end of “The Silent Poet Sequence” at the end of the The Sad Phoenician but not at the end of “The Silent Poet Sequence” found in Completed Field Notes [note “completed” not “complete”] by Robert Kroetsch.
thirsts in my life were larger than wind and rain
priest if my life were unharmed i’d not be bad again
christ if my love were in my arms and I in my bed again
And if that last line looks or sounds familiar, it is.
O western wind, when wilt thou blow
That the small rain down can rain?
Christ, that my love were in my arms
And I in my bed again!
Anonymous. “The Lover in Winter Plaineth for the Spring” in The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900 edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch.
And so for day 1755