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Give Me A Pen
by Vivien Steels

Give me a pen
and some paper,
sheaves of wheat
and fruit from a vine.

Give me a cup
and a platter,
new-baked bread
and blazing butter.

Give me a kiss
and a lover,
a sweet-smelling bed
and pillows of lavender.

Give me a roof
and the greenest bower,
a cat at my feet
and a rabbit in clover.

Give me time
and a turning hour-glass,
silver through hair
and lines on my face.

Give me paint
and colours of jewels,
brushes of sable
in deepest of pools.

Give me a space
for striking gold,
pen in my hand
and the tale untold.

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