snickfic: (Buffy close)
'tis poetry month
therefore haiku meme needed
have created here

(Yes, I realize this is a very loose interpretation of the haiku form. Hush.)
snickfic: (Spike love's bitch)
Although the second part less so than the first.

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I THINK I should have loved you presently,
And given in earnest words I flung in jest;
And lifted honest eyes for you to see,
And caught your hand against my cheek and breast;
And all my pretty follies flung aside
That won you to me, and beneath your gaze,
Naked of reticence and shorn of pride,
Spread like a chart my little wicked ways.
I, that had been to you, had you remained,
But one more waking from a recurrent dream,
Cherish no less the certain stakes I gained,
And walk your memory's halls, austere, supreme,
A ghost in marble of a girl you knew
Who would have loved you in a day or two.

--Millay, 1921

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