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Before Quiet by Hazel Hall









Before Quiet
by Hazel Hall


I will think of water-lilies

Growing in a darkened pool,

And my breath shall move like water,

And my hands be limp and cool. 


It shall be as though I waited

In a wooden place alone;

I will learn the peace of lilies

And will take it for my own. 


If a twinge of thought, if yearning

Come like wind into this place,

I will bear it like the shadow

Of a leaf across my face.