Louise Bogan


Light from the planet Venus, soon to set, 
Be with us. 

Light, pure and round, without heat or shadow, 
Held in the cirrus sky, at evening : 
Accompany what we do. 

Be with us; 
Know our partial strength. 
Serve us in your own way, 
Brief planet, shining without burning. 

Light, lacking words that might praise you; 
Wanting and breeding sighs only.