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WORDS
by Angela Manalang Gloria


I never meant the words I said,
     So trouble not your honest head
And never mean the words I write,
     But come and kiss me now goodnight.

The words I said break with the thunder
     Of billows surging into spray:
Unfathomed depths withhold the wonder
     Of all the words I never say.

      

This poem is from POEMS (1940).

 

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