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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
 
Poems of Home: I. About Children
The Witch in the Glass
Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836–1919)
 
“MY mother says I must not pass
          Too near that glass;
She is afraid that I will see
A little witch that looks like me,
With a red, red mouth, to whisper low        5
The very thing I should not know!”
 
Alack for all your mother’s care!
          A bird of the air,
A wistful wind, or (I suppose
Sent by some hapless boy) a rose        10
With breath too sweet, will whisper low
The very thing you should not know!
 
 
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