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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
Afternoon on a Hill
 
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)
 
 
I WILL be the gladdest thing
  Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
  And not pick one.
 
I will look at cliffs and clouds        5
  With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
  And the grass rise.
 
And when lights begin to show
  Up from the town,        10
I will mark which must be mine,
  And then start down!
 

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