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Sun-Up and Other Poems

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Author: Lola Ridge
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,448 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 258
mnybks.net#: 5915
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

There are things in the sandhills
that no one knows about...
they come out at dark when the young snakes play
and tell each other secrets
in the deaf logs.

Sometimes... before rain...
when the stars have gone inside...
the night comes close to your window
and sniffs at the light....
But you must not run away--
you must keep your face to the night
and walk backward.

: :

When it rains
and you are pulling off flies' legs...
mama lets you play houses
with Lizzie and Clara.
Because you are the Only One--
and because Only Ones have to live alone
while sisters stay together,
Lizzie and Clara
give you the dry house
and take the one with the leaking roof.

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