She Went as Quiet as the Dew

PL

She went as quiet as the dew
From a familiar flower.
Not like the dew did she return,
At the accustomed hour!

She dropt as softly as a star
From out my summer’s eve;
Less skillful than Le Verrier
It ’s sorer to believe!

First print Time and Eternity XVIII, 28
Johnson 149 | Franklin 159

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