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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Recognition
By Miriam Teichner
 
SO—you have “recognized” the Jew?
Then—just perchance—you may have noticed, too,
And “recognized” the hills that pierce the sky
And hold their heads in pure, star-studded blue,
Whose heights command your plains which dully lie,        5
And dare not dream. You “recognized,” perhaps,
The dark, thick shade of forests, æons old;
The mellow splendor of the moon that wraps
The night in glory, and the ruddy gold
That lies deep hidden in the pregnant earth        10
Perhaps you “recognize.” The liquid mirth
And tender passion of a mountain stream
You “recognize”; the potence of a dream
May still be “recognized”—who knows?—by you,
Since, wisely, now you “recognize” the Jew.        15
 
 
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