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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Seumas O'Sullivan. 1879–
 
107. Praise
 
DEAR, they are praising your beauty, 
The grass and the sky: 
The sky in a silence of wonder, 
The grass in a sigh. 
  
I too would sing for your praising,         5
Dearest, had I 
Speech as the whispering grass, 
Or the silent sky. 
  
These have an art for the praising 
Beauty so high.  10
Sweet, you are praised in a silence, 
Sung in a sigh. 
 
 
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