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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Love in Exile (Songs)
V. (X.) “On Life’s Long Round”
By Mathilde Blind (1841–1896)
ON life’s long round by chance I found
  A dell impearled with dew,
Where hyacinths, gushing from the ground
  Lent to the earth heaven’s native hue
          Of holy blue.        5
I sought that plot of azure light
  Once more in gloomy hours;
But snow had fallen overnight
And wrapped in mortuary white
  My fairy ring of flowers.        10

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