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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
301. Dagonet’s Canzonet
By Ernest Rhys
A QUEEN lived in the South;
And music was her mouth,
And sunshine was her hair,
By day, and all the night
The drowsy embers there        5
Remember’d still the light;
  My soul, was she not fair!
But for her eyes—they made
An iron man afraid;
Like sky-blue pools they were,        10
Watching the sky that knew
Itself transmuted there
Light blue, or deeper blue;
  My soul, was she not fair!
The lifting of her hands        15
Made laughter in the lands
Where the sun is, in the South:
But my soul learnt sorrow there
In the secrets of her mouth,
Her eyes, her hands, her hair:        20
  O soul, was she not fair!


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