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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Anna Wickham. 
 
139. The Singer
 
IF I had peace to sit and sing, 
Then I could make a lovely thing; 
But I am stung with goads and whips, 
So I build songs like iron ships. 
  
Let it be something for my song,         5
If it is sometimes swift and strong. 
 
 
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