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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
 
143. After a Dolmetsch Concert
 
By Arthur Upson
 
 
OUT of the conquered Past
  Unravishable Beauty;
Hearts that are dew and dust
  Rebuking the dream of Death;
Flower o’ the clay downcast        5
  Triumphant in Earth’s aroma;
Strings that were strained in rust
  A-tremble with Music’s breath!
 
Wine that was spilt in haste
  Arising in fumes more precious;        10
Garlands that fell forgot
  Rooting to wondrous bloom;
Youth that would flow to waste
  Pausing in pool-green valleys—
And Passion that lasted not        15
  Surviving the voiceless Tomb!
 

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