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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919.
 
Oliver Herford. 1863–
 
29. Japanesque
 
OH, where the white quince blossom swings 
  I love to take my Japan ease! 
I love the maid Anise who clings 
  So lightly on my Japan knees; 
I love the little song she sings,         5
  The little love-song Japanese. 
I almost love the lute's tink-tunkle 
  Played by that charming Jap Anise— 
For am I not her old Jap uncle? 
  And is she not my Japan niece?  10
 
 
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