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Poem by Elinor Wylie
I cannot give you the Metropolitan Tower; I cannot give you heaven; Nor the nine Visigoth crowns in the Cluny Museum; Nor happiness, even. But I can give you a very small purse Made out of field-mouse skin, With a painted picture of the universe And seven blue tears therein. I cannot give you the Island of Capri; I cannot give you beauty; Nor bake you marvellous crusty cherry pies With love and duty. But I can give you a very little locket Made out of wildcat hide: Put it in your left-hand pocket And never look inside.
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