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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
390. Scented Leaves from a Chinese Jar
 
The Milky Way
 
By Allen Upward
 
 
  MY mother taught me that every night a procession of junks carrying lanterns moves silently across the sky, and the water sprinkled from their paddles falls to the earth in the form of dew. I no longer believe that the stars are junks carrying lanterns, no longer that the dew is shaken from their oars.
 

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