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Song

Alice Duer Miller 1874 (New York) – 1942 (New York)



THE LIGHT of spring
On the emerald earth,
A man, a maid,
And a mood of mirth,
A foolish jest,
That a smile amends -­
It took no more
To make us friends.

An evening breeze,
The year in bloom,
Lips quickly met
In the garden's gloom;
The trees about us,
The stars above -­
It took no more
To teach us love.

Frost in the air -­
The air like wine -­
Go you your way,
And I'll go mine.
Lightly we part
Who lightly met -
What more is needed,
When both forget?

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Alice Duer Miller

Alice Duer Miller was a writer from the U.S. whose poetry actively influenced political opinion. Her feminist verses made an impact on the suffrage issue, and her verse novel The White Cliffs encouraged U.S. entry into World War II. She also wrote novels and screenplays. more…

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