Harriet Monroe, ed. (18601936). The New Poetry: An Anthology. 1917.
387. Scented Leaves from a Chinese Jar
By Allen Upward
EVEN as the seed of the marigold, carried by the wind, lodges on the roofs of palaces, and lights the air with flame-colored blossoms, so may the child-like words of the insignificant poet confer honor on lofty and disdainful mandarins.