HIS NEW COAT
AND now my coat, my pretty green coat,
look how well my pretty coat fits!
over goosepimples where the cold creeps
furling a noselength over the fold,
slinking over skin, the fell of flesh,
the ripple over ribs, the frith under bosom,
hale over belly, tight under thigh,
wave without wrinkle, sleek without slack,
over the axle of the shoulders,
over the fallow of limb and link,
high along headland, snug in the haven,
over the bladebones, down over hinterland,
over the dunes where gathering stormlings
thunder the rumpbole, threaten the boom!