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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
200. Chinoiseries
 
Reflections
 
By Amy Lowell
 
 
WHEN I looked into your eyes,
I saw a garden
With peonies, and tinkling pagodas,
And round-arched bridges
Over still lakes.        5
A woman sat beside the water
In a rain-blue, silken garment.
She reached through the water
To pluck the crimson peonies
Beneath the surface,        10
But as she grasped the stems,
They jarred and broke into white-green ripples,
And as she drew out her hand,
The water-drops dripping from it
Stained her rain-blue dress like tears.        15
 

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