Quotation by John Montague

its crumbled yellow cup
and pale bleeding lips
fading to white
at the rim
of each bruised and heart-
shaped petal.
John Montague (b. 1929), U.S.-Irish poet. The Wild Dog Rose (l. 99–104). . .

Contemporary Irish Poetry; an Anthology. Anthony Bradley, ed. (New and rev. ed., 1988) University of California Press.
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