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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
The Prayer Rug
By Jeanne d’Orge
IT is made of silences—
many colored silken threads—
the purple of various deaths—
red gold sacrifice—
meditation—a delicate green stillness        5
melting into blues of ecstasy.
These are the background
for one thread
that follows the mystic outline
of a cross—        10
and in the centre wreathed
seven red roses
seven fires of silence…
To pray
is to stand upon these        15
with naked feet
breast bare to the sun
and to sing.

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