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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919.
 
Jessie B. Rittenhouse.
 
86. Paradox
 
I WENT out to the woods to-day 
    To hide away from you, 
From you a thousand miles away— 
    But you came, too. 
  
And yet the old dull thought would stay,         5
    And all my heart benumb— 
If you were but a mile away 
    You would not come. 
 
 
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