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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
The Fields
 
Witter Bynner (1881–1968)
 
 
THOUGH wisdom underfoot
  Dies in the bloody fields,
Slowly the endless root
  Gathers again and yields.
 
In fields where hate has hurled        5
  Its force, where folly rots,
Wisdom shall be unfurled
  Small as forget-me-nots.
 

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