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Poem by Dora Sigerson Shorter

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I prayed so eagerly,
Turn and see
How bitter I have striven
A word and all forgiven.
I prayed so eagerly.

I prayed so eagerly
Not to be,
You turned and passed.  Good-bye!
Fates smile for me, dreamed I
Yet I prayed eagerly.

Dora Sigerson Shorter

Dora Sigerson Shorter's other poems:
  1. The Fairy Changeling
  2. The Blow Returned
  3. You Will Not Come Again
  4. The Kine of My Father
  5. The Scallop Shell

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