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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
 
99. The Mystic
 
By Witter Bynner
 
 
BY seven vineyards on one hill
  We walked. The native wine
In clusters grew beside us two,
  For your lips and for mine,
 
When, “Hark!” you said,—”Was that a bell        5
  Or a bubbling spring we heard?”
But I was wise and closed my eyes
  And listened to a bird;
 
For as summer leaves are bent and shake
  With singers passing through,        10
So moves in me continually
  The wingèd breath of you.
 
You tasted from a single vine
  And took from that your fill—
But I inclined to every kind,        15
  All seven on one hill.
 

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