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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
William Ernest Henley. 1849–1903
 
9. A Bowl of Roses
 
IT was a bowl of roses: 
    There in the light they lay, 
Languishing, glorying, glowing 
    Their life away. 
  
And the soul of them rose like a presence,         5
    Into me crept and grew, 
And filled me with something—some one— 
    O, was it you? 
 
 
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