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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
9. Lesbia
 
By Richard Aldington
 
 
GROW weary if you will, let me be sad.
Use no more speech now;
Let the silence spread gold hair above us,
Fold on delicate fold.
Use no more speech;        5
You had the ivory of my life to carve….
 
And Picus of Mirandola is dead;
And all the gods they dreamed and fabled of,
Hermes, and Thoth and Bêl are rotten now,
Rotten and dank.        10
 
And through it all I see your pale Greek face;
Tenderness
Makes me eager as a little child to love you,
You morsel left half-cold on Cæsar’s plate.
 

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