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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXXI. Tender Memory
‘O to recall!’
By Stephen Phillips (1868–1915)
 
O TO recall!
What to recall?
All the roses under snow?
  Not these.
Stars that toward the water go?        5
  Not these.
 
O to recall!
What to recall?
All the greenness after rain?
  Not this.        10
Joy that gleameth after pain?
  Not this.
 
O to recall!
What to recall?
Not the greenness nor delight,        15
  Not these;
Not the roses out of sight,
  Not these.
 
O to recall!
What to recall?        20
Not the star in waters red,
  Not this:
Laughter of a girl that ’s dead,
  O this!
 
 
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