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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
 
Grasses
By Alfred Kreymborg
 
WHO
would decry
instruments—
when grasses,
ever so fragile,        5
provide strings
stout enough for
insect moods
to glide up and down
in glissandos        10
of toes along wires
or finger-tips on zithers—
  though
  the mere sounds
  be theirs, not ours—        15
  theirs, not ours,
  the first inspiration—
  discord
  without resolution—
who        20
would decry
being loved,
when even such tinkling
comes of the loving?
 
 
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