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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
I, Who Fade with the Lilacs
William Griffith
I, WHO fade with the lilacs
  And with the roses fade,
Am sharing this hour with them
  Conferring in the shade.
Life has not left the wonder        5
  With which it first began
To make Pierrot a poet,
  In making him a man.
It has not made a rainbow,
  In all the sorry years,        10
But was a sailing glory
  Upon a sea of tears.
Somehow life leaves one stranded
  On shores too near or far,
Hitching, forever hitching        15
  Ships—shallops to a star.

  New York Sun Books and the Book World


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