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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
1617. Song
By Alice Duer Miller
THE LIGHT of spring
  On the emerald earth,
A man, a maid,
  And a mood of mirth,
A foolish jest,        5
  That a smile amends—
It took no more
  To make us friends.
An evening breeze,
  The year in bloom,        10
Lips quickly met
  In the garden’s gloom;
The trees about us,
  The stars above—
It took no more        15
  To teach us love.
Frost in the air—
  The air like wine—
Go you your way,
  And I ’ll go mine.        20
Lightly we part
  Who lightly met—
What more is needed,
  When both forget?


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