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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
Pierrette in Memory
 
William Griffith
 
 
PIERRETTE has gone, but it was not
    Exactly that she died,
So much as vanished and forgot
    To tell where she would hide.
 
To keep a sudden rendezvous,        5
    It came into her mind
That she was late. What could she do
    But leave distress behind?
 
Afraid of being in disgrace,
    And hurrying to dress,        10
She heard there was another place
    In need of loveliness.
 
She went so softly and so soon,
    She hardly made a stir;
But going took the stars and moon        15
    And sun away with her.
 

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