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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
 
Sadness
By William Saphier
 
IT is a huge curtain,
stretched at a distance around me.
Aimless gypsies crawl up and over the curtain.
They are my days.
They neither sing nor laugh        5
but hop over the top of my sadness.
Here and there one wears a gay shirt.
He is faster than the rest.
Even in my sleep with closed eyes
I cannot pierce this drapery.        10
Some day I will wind a child’s smile around my face
and thus disguised
slip through the curtain and jump…
Where?
Ah yes, where?        15
 
 
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