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47 Green This is the green of kissing on the lawn, Dichondra stains and promises at dawn, Of ivy, mint and fern, profuse oxalis— This green is not of mal-de-mer or malice Or wolf-is-at-the-door-and-wants-a-date, But yearling nibbling clover at my gate; Nasturtium leaves and take me to the fair, This green is how he breathes into my hair, And how his lashes sweetly droop in sleep Like mossy glens where willow shadows creep. This green is pepper trees and hide-and-seek; This green has asked to marry me next week. I’ll have this green—I’ll have it now, and fast. It’s full of life—it isn’t going to last. ...

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