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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
 
Autumn Night
By Evelyn Scott
 
THE MOON is as complacent as a frog.
She sits in the sky like a blind white stone,
And does not even see Love
As she caresses his face
With her contemptuous light.        5
She reaches her long white shivering fingers into the bowels of men.
 
Her tender superfluous probing into all that pollutes
Is like the immodesty of the mad.
She is a mad woman holding up her dress
So that her white belly shines.        10
Haughty,
Impregnable,
Ridiculous,
Silent and white as a debauched queen,
Her ecstasy is that of a cold and sensual child.        15
 
She is Death enjoying Life,
Innocently,
Lasciviously.
 
 
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