|Bliss Carman, et al., eds. The Worlds Best Poetry.|
Volume VI. Fancy. 1904.
|Poems of Sentiment: II. Life|
|Edith Matilda Thomas (18541925)|
I.A HORSE-SHOE nailed, for luck, upon a mast;
|That mast, wave-bleached, upon the shore was cast!|
|I saw, and thence no fetich I revered,|
|But safe, through tempest, to my haven steered.|
II.The place with rose and myrtle was oergrown,
|Yet Fear and Sorrow held it for their own.|
|A garden then I sowed without one fear,|
|Sowed fennel, yet lived griefless all the year.|
III.Brave lines, long life, did my friends hand display.
|Not so mine own; yet mine is quick to-day.|| 10|
|Once more in his I read Fates idle jest,|
|Then fold it down forever on his breast.|