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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Tiny Maiden
By Salomón de la Selva
 
From “Two Spanish Folk-songs”

I AM so little,
  They say, “She’s so young!”
I can’t bear it, mother,
  So I sing this song.
 
Girls of fourteen        5
  Little babies bear;
I am almost twenty,
  For this I despair.
 
I am so little,
  They say, “She’s so young!”        10
I can’t bear it, mother,
  So I sing this song.
 
My breasts are ripe,
  And I am of age,
God grant me for lover        15
  The king’s little page!
 
 
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