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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
The Crowned Hippolytus (1881)
II. A Jonquil
By A. Mary F. Robinson-Darmesteter (1857–1944)
 
In the Pisan Campo Santo

OUT of the place of death,
  Out of the cypress shadow,
Out of sepulchral earth,
  Dust that Calvary gave,
Sprang, as fragrant of breath        5
  As any flower of the meadow,
This, with death in its birth,
  Sent like speech from the grave.
So, in a world of doubt,
  Love—like a flower—        10
Blossoms suddenly white,
  Suddenly sweet and pure,
Shedding a breath about
  Of new mysterious power,
Lifting a hope in the night,        15
  Not to be told, but sure.
 
 
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