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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
Ending
 
Maxwell Bodenheim (1893–1954)
 
 
A FITTING benediction of words
Stood, one by one, upon
The warped threshold of your mouth.,
 
Dreams are wandering realities
Stooping to pick stray roadside flowers        5
And making silent boutonnieres
Silent drops of mockery.
And since the flowers quickly die,
Dreams must ever walk with closed eyes.
 
Hearing you, the dream I held        10
Opened its eyes and perished.

  The Dial
 

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