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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
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By Mary Carolyn Davies
 
 
TO-NIGHT the little girl-nun died.
  Her hands were laid
Across her breast; the last sun tried
  To kiss her quiet braid;
And where the little river cried,        5
  Her grave was made.
 
The little girl-nun’s soul, in awe,
  Went silently
To where her brother Christ she saw,
  Under the Living Tree;        10
He sighed, and his face seemed to draw
  Her tears, to see.
 
He laid his hands on her hands mild,
  And gravely blessed;
“Blind, they that kept you so,” he smiled,        15
  With tears unguessed.
“Saw they not Mary held a child
  Upon her breast?”
 

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