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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
II. Light: Day: Night
The Northern Lights
Benjamin Franklin Taylor (1819–1887)
 
TO claim the Arctic came the sun
With banners of the burning zone.
Unrolled upon their airy spars,
They froze beneath the light of stars;
And there they float, those streamers old,        5
Those Northern Lights, forever cold!
 
 
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