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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
Wreaths
 
Carolyn Hillman
 
 
RED wreaths
Hang in my neighbor’s window,
Green wreaths in my own.
On this day I lost my husband.
On this day you lost your boy.        5
On this day
Christ was born.
Red wreaths,
Green wreaths
Hang in Our Windows        10
Red for a bleeding heart,
Green for grave grass.
Mary, mother of Jesus,
Look down and comfort us.
You too knew passion;        15
You too knew pain.
Comfort us,
Who are not brides of God,
Nor bore God.
On Christmas day        20
Hang wreaths,
Red for new pain.
Green for spent passion.
 

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