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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
287. The Choice
 
By Ezra Pound
 
 
IT is true that you say the gods are more use to you than fairies,
But for all that I have seen you on a high, white, noble horse,
Like some strange queen in a story.
 
It is odd that you should be covered with long robes and trailing tendrils and flowers;
It is odd that you should be changing your face and resembling some other woman to plague me;        5
It is odd that you should be hiding yourself in the cloud of beautiful women, who do not concern me.
 
And I, who follow every seed-leaf upon the wind!
  They will say that I deserve this.
 

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