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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
The Death of Columbine
By Evelyn Scott
WHITE breast beaten in sea waves,
Hair tangled in foam,
Lonely sky,
Desolate horizon,
Pale and shining clouds:        5
All this desolate and shining sea is no place for you,
My dead Columbine.
And the waves will bite your breast;
And the wind that does not know death from life
Will leap upon you and leer into your eyes        10
And suck at your dead lips.
Oh, my little Columbine,
You go farther and farther away from me,
Out where there are no ships
And the solemn clouds        15
Soar across the somber horizon.

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