Every Poet’s Heart’s Desire
Every poet’s Heart’s desire
Is each Truth told—that we Aspire—
Long we to be so gladly Dead
With not one buried Word unsaid—
Pray not our thoughts Wild remain—
Save ones found in the Public Domain
Mary Louise Kiernan’s poetry has been published in The New York Times and elsewhere. She was awarded the 2015 Poetry Prize co-sponsored by Tempe Public Library and Arizona State University. Her full-length collection, “The Gift of Glossophobia,” is forthcoming from Kelsay Books.