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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
Three Girls
 
Hazel Hall
 
 
THREE school-girls pass this way each day:
Two of them go in the fluttery way
Of girls, with all that girlhood buys;
But one goes with a dream in her eyes,
 
Two of them have the eyes of girls        5
Whose hair is learning scorn of curls,
But the eyes of one are like wide doors
Opening out on misted shores.
 
And they will go as they go to-day
On to the end of life’s short way;        10
Two will have what living buys,
And one will have the dream in her eyes.
 
Two will die as many must,
And fitly dust will welcome dust;
But dust has nothing to do with one—        15
She dies as soon as her dream is done.

  The Century Magazine
 

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