DPF / Dunbar

For catching passing ships, from poetryfoundation.org.

from Ships That Pass in the Night / by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

 And catch the gleaming of a random light,

That tells me that the ship I seek is passing, passing.


DPF / Conkling

For the winter garden I’m having trouble watering with the drought’s alternate-watering-day/time schedule, from:

from Symphony of a Mexican Garden / by Grace Hazard Conkling (1878–1958)

An unimagined music here exhales
In upcurled petal, dreamy bud half-furled,
And variations of thin vivid leaf