Upcoming songs after F. R. Scott

Four Moments

 

I

Stand by the window, Tyltyl,

Stand still by the old chintz curtains.

 

Tell the littlest diamond

It has wonder in its eyes.

 

But leave me to blow smoke rings

In a dusty corner.

 

II

Lay your hand, lay it gently on my arm,

For there is no stillness lovelier

Than the deliberate, fond

Reticence of soft fingers on an arm.

 

III

The little hump of her body

Untidied the bed.

 

She heard a chair creak

And a shoe drop.

 

And after

The wind cooled her.

 

IV

Close,

So close your breath is warm.

 

While slowly the

Clock

Ticks

 

Little one,

Little lovely one.

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