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EffiePaintsUsHerMourningPicturEffie Paints Us Her Mourning Picture
Effie, the little girl who had died, recalls how her life was like when she was alive in the first stanza of the poem "Mourning Picture". She specifies details about the chair they carry- it was mahogany, and their house type- it was clapboard. These, along with other specifics, seem to suggest she remembers how her life was very specifically when she was alive. It conveys a longing to have life like that again. Of course, she cannot, but that does not mean she won't fret over her own early, tragic death, and cry in spirit at the ultimate price she has paid. Effie has died and longs to be remembered and to be with her family once more, but it can never be.
She tells of her parents in black clothes, which are transitionally worn to funerals, depicting a scene and mood that is bleak and dismal. They were and are her parents; they gave life t
Let the Sparrows InI.
Blackbirds rest on the power lines,
their silhouettes form the notation
to a dawn song set on the sheet music
of telephone poles contrasted by the sun.
Curled leaves are land mines littered
on the lawn where imprints of twigs
and a nurturing robin's tracks collect.
Branchlets and leaflets stem from
porch step railings and mailboxes;
the numbers read odd on the east,
even on the west side of the asphalt:
The engraved letters on
the siding reads, "Davis."
This house is home to family
so let the sparrows in.
with its branching hallways
furniture rooted to the floor
family, friends, the occasional
out from home.
Let the sparrows in; let
Let the door's
loosen—let the door stand ajar
be let open
the night owls and
let the doves
in pairs in the iridescent
Let the sparrows in.
Framed on either side
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