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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VI. Fancy.  1904.
 
Poems of Sentiment: II. Life
Augury
Edith Matilda Thomas (1854–1925)
 
I.
A HORSE-SHOE nailed, for luck, upon a mast;
That mast, wave-bleached, upon the shore was cast!
I saw, and thence no fetich I revered,
But safe, through tempest, to my haven steered.
 
II.
The place with rose and myrtle was o’ergrown,
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Yet Fear and Sorrow held it for their own.
A garden then I sowed without one fear,—
Sowed fennel, yet lived griefless all the year.
 
III.
Brave lines, long life, did my friend’s hand display.
Not so mine own; yet mine is quick to-day.        10
Once more in his I read Fate’s idle jest,
Then fold it down forever on his breast.
 
 
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