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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
To Hilda of Her Roses
Grace Hazard Conkling
ENOUGH has been said about roses
To fill thirty thick volumes;
There are as many songs about roses
As there are roses in the world
That includes Mexico … the Azores … Oregon …        5
It is a pity your roses
Are too late for Omar …
It is a pity Keats has gone …
Yet there must be something left to say
Of flowers like these!        10
They pushed their way
Through dewy tunnels of the June night …
Now they confer …
A little tremulous …        15
Dazzled by the yellow sea-beach of morning …
If Herrick would tiptoe back …
If Blake were to look this way …
Ledwidge, even!


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