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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
 
22. Agamede’s Song
 
By Arthur Upson
 
 
GROW, grow, thou little tree,
His body at the roots of thee;
Since last year’s loveliness in death
The living beauty nourisheth.
 
Bloom, bloom, thou little tree,        5
Thy roots around the heart of me;
Thou canst not blow too white and fair
From all the sweetness hidden there.
 
Die, die, thou little tree,
And be as all sweet things must be;        10
Deep where thy petals drift I, too,
Would rest the changing seasons through.
 

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