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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
676. An Irish Wild-Flower
 
(A Barefoot Child by ——— Castle)
 
By Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
 
 
SHE felt, I think, but as a wild-flower can,
  Through her bright fluttering rags, the dark, the cold.
Some farthest star, remembering what man
  Forgets, had warmed her little head with gold.
 
Above her, hollow-eyed, long blind to tears,        5
  Leaf-cloaked, a skeleton of stone arose….
O castle-shadow of a thousand years,
  Where you have fallen—is this the thing that grows?
 

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