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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Anna Wickham. 
 
140. Reality
 
ONLY a starveling singer seeks 
The stuff of songs among the Greeks. 
Juno is old, 
Jove's loves are cold; 
Tales over-told.         5
By a new risen Attic stream 
A mortal singer dreamed a dream. 
Fixed he not Fancy's habitation, 
Nor set in bonds Imagination. 
There are new waters, and a new Humanity.  10
For all old myths give us the dream to be. 
We are outwearied with Persephone; 
Rather than her, we'll sing Reality. 
 
 
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