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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Songs to a Singer, and Other Verses (1906)
II. The Falling Star
By Rosa Newmarch (1857–1940)
 
ONE star has left its purple track
  And from the happy skies
Has pierced that ocean blind and black,
Whence never star nor ship came back,
  Where hope extinguished lies.        5
 
O fall not thou, my star, whose light
  Is all too dear for speech,
To hidden deeps, where stark and white
My wrecked hopes drift through gulfs too dark
  For love’s own lamp to reach.        10
 
 
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