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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
Four Fountains after Respighi
 
Jessica Carr
 
 
FRESH mists of Roman dawn;
  For water search the cattle;
Faintly on damp air sounds the shepherd’s horn
  Above fountain Giulia’s prattle.
 
Triton, joyous and loud        5
  Of Naiads summons troops;
A frenziedly leaping and mingling crowd,
  Dancing, pursuing groups.
 
At high noon the trumpets peal,
  Neptune’s chariot passes by;        10
Trains of sirens, tritons, Trevi’s jets heal
  Then trumpets’ echoes sigh.
 
Tolling bell and sunset,
  Twittering birds and calm;
Medici’s fountain, shimmering net,        15
  Into the night brings balm.
 

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