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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Joseph Campbell (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil). 1881–
 
122. The Old Woman
 
AS a white candle 
  In a holy place, 
So is the beauty 
  Of an aged face. 
  
As the spent radiance         5
  Of the winter sun, 
So is a woman 
  With her travail done, 
  
Her brood gone from her, 
  And her thoughts as still  10
As the waters 
  Under a ruined mill. 
 
 
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