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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Horæ Amoris: Songs and Sonnets (1903)
III. At the Piano
By Rosa Newmarch (1857–1940)
 
“Sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.”

PLAY me some sober tune of long ago:
A minuet of Lulli, stately sweet,
Or march of Handel, strong in rhythmic beat,
Wherein no tides of passion come and go.
 
For, dearest, if you plunge my soul again        5
In those dark waters, turbulent and deep,
Of Schumann’s anguish, I must surely weep
Fresh tears into that bitter sea of pain.
 
 
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