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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
I Know
By Elsa Barker
OH! I know why the alder trees
  Lean over the reflecting stream;
And I know what the wandering bees
  Heard in the woods of dream.
I know how the uneasy tide        5
  Answers the signal of the moon,
And why the morning-glories hide
  Their eyes in the forenoon.
And I know all the wild delight
  That quivers in the sea-bird’s wings,        10
For in one little hour last night
  Love told me all these things.

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