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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
412. An Incantation
 
By Marguerite Wilkinson
 
 
O GREAT sun of heaven, harm not my love;
Sear him not with your flame, blind him not with your beauty,
Shine for his pleasure!
 
O gray rains of heaven, harm not my love;
Drown not in your torrent the song of his heart,        5
Lave and caress him.
 
O swift winds of heaven, harm not my love;
Bruise not nor buffet him with your rough humor,
Sing you his prowess!
 
O mighty triad, strong ones of heaven,        10
Sun, rain, and wind, be gentle, I charge you—
For your mad mood of wrath have me—I am ready—
But spare him, my lover, most proud and most dear,
O sun, rain and wind, strong ones of heaven!
 

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