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Helen’s Three Daughters

ISSUE:  Spring 1927

Slim are the bodies
Of Helen’s three daughters,
Slim and as snowy
As swans on blue waters.

Like water lilies
Asleep on the river
Drift Helen’s daughters
Where leaves lean and quiver.

Three silver minnows
That leap in the shallows
Dip not so swiftly
As three girls like swallows.

Fair as the lilies,
The leaves, and the waters;
As minnows, and swallows
Are Helen’s three daughters.


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