I have minded me Of the noon-day brightness, And the cricket's drowsy Singing in the sunshine... I have minded me Of the slim marsh-grasses That the winds at twilight, Dying, scarcely ripple... And I cannot sleep. I have minded me Of a lily-pond, Where the waters sway All the moonlit leaves And the curled long stems... And I cannot sleep.
- by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914), "Night", appears in Verse, first published 1915 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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