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O Wise Were They

ISSUE:  Summer 1929

O wise were they who warned this brief Remembering flesh—that as the leaf
Forsakes the limb to be made one With dust; as April’s resurrection
Is brought to ruin and robbed of bud And bird; and as the frantic flood
Is hushed by winter’s brittle breath—
So even Love must come to death. . . ,
O Heart, what wisdom they have lost,
Forgetting the dead possess a ghost. . . .


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