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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
Tampico
 
Grace Hazard Conkling
 
 
OH, cut me reeds to blow upon,
  Or gather me a star,
But leave the sultry passion-flowers
  Growing where they are.
 
I fear their sombre yellow deeps,        5
  Their whirling fringe of black,
And he who gives a passion-flower
  Always asks it back.
 

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