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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1254. In Time of Grief
 
By Lizette Woodworth Reese
 
 
DARK, thinned, beside the wall of stone,
The box dripped in the air;
Its odor through my house was blown
Into the chamber there.
 
Remote and yet distinct the scent,        5
The sole thing of the kind,
As though one spoke a word half meant
That left a sting behind.
 
I knew not Grief would go from me,
And naught of it be plain,        10
Except how keen the box can be
After a fall of rain.
 

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