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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
To a Fumbling Lover
By Jeanne d’Orge
THE SEA would know the way to go about it
The moon has taught the tide a thousand
subtle ways of mastery
so that it neither lingers nor makes haste
knows when to come, when to go—        5
when to drown the rebel shores in cool sweet rapture
when to leave them naked and alone.
I envy colored rocks and all obliterate sands;
it would content me to be lost
in a swirl of shining waters—        10
half light—half song…
Why are you not the sea?…

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