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(22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States)

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Assault

I

I had forgotten how the frogs must sound
After a year of silence, else I think
I should not so have ventured forth alone
At dusk upon this unfrequented road.

II

I am waylaid by Beauty. Who will walk
Between me and the crying of the frogs?
Oh, savage Beauty, suffer me to pass,
That am a timid woman, on her way
From one house to another!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


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  • * Sunprincess * (3/11/2014 6:18:00 AM)

    ......the frogs imagery is so vivid and they all sing so lovely..

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