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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919.
 
Amy Lowell. 1874–
 
59. Two Lacquer Prints
 
The Emperor's Garden

ONCE, in the sultry heat of midsummer,
 
An Emperor caused the miniature mountains in his garden 
To be covered with white silk, 
That so crowned, 
They might cool his eyes         5
With the sparkle of snow. 
  
Meditation

A wise man,
 
Watching the stars pass across the sky, 
Remarked: 
In the upper air the fireflies move more slowly.  10
 
 
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