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Rivers to the Sea

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Author: Sara Teasdale
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,500 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 690
mnybks.net#: 6843
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

r battle in the end?

THE LIGHTED WINDOW

HE SAID:
"In the winter dusk
When the pavements were gleaming with rain,
I walked thru a dingy street
Hurried, harassed,
Thinking of all my problems that never are

solved.
Suddenly out of the mist, a flaring gas-jet
Shone from a huddled shop.
I saw thru the bleary window
A mass of playthings:
False-faces hung on strings,
Valentines, paper and tinsel,
Tops of scarlet and green,
Candy, marbles, jacks--
A confusion of color
Pathetically gaudy and cheap.
All of my boyhood
Rushed back.
Once more these things were treasures
Wildly desired.
With covetous eyes I looked again at the marbles,
The precious agates, the pee-wees, the chinies--
Then I passed on.

In the winter dusk,
The pavements were gleaming with rain;
There in the lighted window
I left my boyhood."

THE KISS

BEFORE YOU kissed

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