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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
1021. My Other Me
By Grace Denio Litchfield
CHILDREN, do you ever,
  In walks by land or sea,
Meet a little maiden
  Long time lost to me!
She is gay and gladsome,        5
  Has a laughing face,
And a heart as sunny;
  And her name is Grace.
Naught she knows of sorrow,
  Naught of doubt or blight;        10
Heaven is just above her—
  All her thoughts are white.
Long time since I lost her,
  That other Me of mine;
She crossed into Time’s shadow        15
  Out of Youth’s sunshine.
Now the darkness keeps her;
  And, call her as I will,
The years that lie between us
  Hide her from me still.        20
I am dull and pain-worn,
  And lonely as can be—
Oh, children, if you meet her,
  Send back my other Me!


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