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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919.
 
Lizette Woodworth Reese. 1856–
 
18. Wise
 
AN apple orchard smells like wine; 
    A succory flower is blue; 
Until Grief touched these eyes of mine, 
    Such things I never knew. 
  
And now indeed I know so plain         5
    Why one would like to cry 
When spouts are full of April rain— 
    Such lonely folk go by! 
  
So wise, so wise—that my tears fall 
    Each breaking of the dawn;  10
That I do long to tell you all— 
    But you are dead and gone. 
 
 
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