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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
Atropos
 
John Myers O’Hara
 
 
ATROPOS, dread
  One of the Three,
Holding the thread
  Woven for me;
 
Grimly thy shears,        5
  Steely and bright,
Menace the years
  Left for delight.
 
Grant it may chance,
  Just as they close,        10
June may entrance
  Earth with the rose;
 
Reigning as though,
  Bliss to the breath,
Endless and no        15
  Whisper of death.
 

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