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Amy Lowell

TWENTY-FOUR HOKKU ON A MODERN THEME

I


Again the larkspur,
Heavenly blue in my garden.
They, at least, unchanged.

II


How have I hurt you?
You look at me with pale eyes,
But these are my tears.

III


Morning and evening—
Yet for us once long ago
Was no division.

IV


I hear many words.
Set an hour when I may come
Or remain silent.

V


In the ghostly dawn
I write new words for your ears—
Even now you sleep.

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