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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
245. The Shroud
 
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
 
 
DEATH, I say, my heart is bowed
  Unto thine, O mother!
This red gown will make a shroud
  Good as any other.
 
(I, that would not wait to wear        5
  My own bridal things,
In a dress dark as my hair
  Made my answerings.
 
I, to-night, that till he came
  Could not, could not wait,        10
In a gown as bright as flame
  Held for them the gate.)
 
Death, I say, my heart is bowed
  Unto thine, O mother!
This red gown will make a shroud        15
  Good as any other.
 

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