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Columbine

 

sottish Leander
Pierrot who flea-
leaps
clear of the bush
Cassander in his
capuchin
also Harlequin
the crook
fantastic
loony-garbed
eyes sparkling neath
his mask
do re mi sol fa
this whole world moves
laughs sings
and dances for
a pretty spoiled
child
whose twisted eyes
like the green eyes
of cats
hold their charms
and say "down
paws!"
they ever go on
fatidic course
of stars
o say toward what
sad or cruel
disasters
the implacable child
spry and lifting
her skirts
rose in chapeau
leads her flock
of dupes!

 

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