Image from page 59 of "Herbs and apples .." (1910)
Title: Herbs and apples ..
Authors: Whitney, Helen H. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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LUCRETIA-VAN-HORN-LITTLE DANCER LITTLE DANCER O LITTLE dancer, slim as a new moon, A candle flame blown by the wind — how soon Will all this be forgotten ! Do you care The pagan poppies dying in your hair; Do you despair to think that even as they Your lovely life will tarnish in a day ? How can we keep you, butterfly ! — O must Such lovely grace resolve itself in dust ? We must believe that some day when you lie Hid from the lights, beneath the open sky The trees will bend more perfectly above you. The flowers dance gayer for they 11 know and love you.And we will mind a little less the cold,Remembering your grace when we are old. 35 SIC ITUR AD ASTRA If it be educational to breast Salt lipped the wave that is the woe of Earth,Who could be called a fool? There is no rest From sorrow in this island of re-birth. And yet, ringed round with shadow as we are,In the penumbra we may all discern Glowing and gay the promise of a starFor the adventurer with faith to yearn. 36 THE JUDGES Wat
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