Florence Ripley Mastin
Out of the dark cup
Your voice broke like a flower.
It trembled, swaying on its taut stem.
The caress in its touch
Made my eyes close.
Florence Ripley Mastin was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, in 1886. Her work was published in the New York Times, the Saturday Review, and other national periodicals. Mastin also published several books of poetry, including Green Leaves (1918) and Cables of Cobweb (1935). She died in 1968.