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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
89. Songs of a Girl
 
By Mary Carolyn Davies
 
 
I
PERHAPS,
God, planting Eden,
Dropped, by mistake, a seed
In Time’s neighbor-plot,
That grew to be        5
This hour?
 
II
You and I picked up Life and looked at it curiously;
We did not know whether to keep it for a plaything or not.
It was beautiful to see, like a red firecracker,
And we knew, too, that it was lighted.        10
We dropped it while the fuse was still burning …
 
III
I am going to die too, flower, in a little while—
Do not be so proud.
 
IV
The sun is dying
Alone        15
On an island
In the bay.
 
Close your eyes, poppies—
I would not have you see death.
You are so young!        20
 
V
The sun falls
Like a drop of blood
From some hero.
 
We,
Who love pain,        25
Delight in this.
 

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