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Gwendolyn B. Bennett, "Purgation" (1925)
12022-07-15T12:05:28-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12131plain2022-07-15T12:05:28-04:0002/01/1925Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1You lived and your body Clothed the flames of earth.
Now that the fires have burned away And left your body cold, I tremble as I stand Before the chiseled marble Of your dust-freed soul.
Published in Opportunity, February 1925
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