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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
To Her Who Passes
 
Maurice Browne
 
 
HER footsteps fall in silent sands;
  Her hands are cool like growing leaves;
The fingers of her hovering hands
  Touch lightly, pass; and time bereaves
The benison of her caress        5
Of peace, or pain, or bitterness.
 
The kisses of her mouth like dew
  Rain gently down; if she has sinned,
That she had sinned she never knew;
  Lightly she walks upon the wind,        10
And like the wind she leaves no trace
Upon the quiet of this place.

  Poetry, A Magazine of Verse
 

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