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Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950).  Spoon River Anthology.  1916.

177. Perry Zoll


MY thanks, friends of the County Scientific Association, 
For this modest boulder, 
And its little tablet of bronze. 
Twice I tried to join your honored body, 
And was rejected,         5
And when my little brochure 
On the intelligence of plants 
Began to attract attention 
You almost voted me in. 
After that I grew beyond the need of you  10
And your recognition. 
Yet I do not reject your memorial stone, 
Seeing that I should, in so doing, 
Deprive you of honor to yourselves. 


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