A Woman of Thirty

Language: English
Wordcount: 9,535 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.6
LoC Category: PN
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Genre: Poetry
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The Gift
The Bridge
A Temple I-VII
Candles
Winter Night
Last Days I-V
Sorrow
Prison
The Dream House

III. Studies and Designs
Design for a Japanese Vase
The Bow Moon (A Print by Hirosage)
An Italian Chest
The Pedlar
Portrait of a Lady in Bed I-V
Portrait of a Gentleman
From the Madison Street Police Station
La Felice
The Journey
The Last Illusion
The Desert
The Picnic

IV. Interlude
Mountain Trails I-VII
October Morning
October Afternoon
Maternity
The Father Speaks
To Allen
To Helen
The Immortal
To an Absent Child I-IV
Summer Night
Maura I-VI
November Dusk
Winter Valley I-IV

V. Love Poems in Autumn
Ballad
The Pathway of Black Leaves I-IV
Elegy
Sequence I-X
Disillusion
November Afternoon
Yareth at Solomon's Tomb
Argolis
St. Faith's Eve

Poems of Elijah Hay

The Golden Stag
To Anne Knish
Lolita
Spectrum of Mrs. Q
Epitaph
A Sixpence
Three Spectra
Two Commentaries
A Womanly Woman
Lolita Now is Old
The Shining Bird
The King Sends Three Cats to Guinevere
Ode in the New Mode
Night

I. The Old Woman
(A Morality Play)

The Old Woman
(A Morality Play)

Characters:
The Woman
The House
The Doctor
The Deacon
The Landlady

Doctor:
There is an old woman
Who ought to die--

Deacon:
And nobody knows
But what she's dead--

Doctor:
The air will be cleaner
When she's gone--

Deacon:
But we dare not bury her
Till she's dead--

Landlady:
Come, young doctor
From the first floor front,
Come, dusty deacon,
From the fourth floor back,
You take her heels
And I'll take her head--

Doctor and Deacon:
We'll carry her
And bury her
If she's dead!

House:
They roll her up
In her old, red quilt,
They carry her down
At a horizontal tilt,
She doe

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