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12018-10-15T14:28:16-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e11041Poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson (The Heart of a Woman, 1918)plain2018-10-15T14:28:16-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1The breaking dead leaves 'neath my feet A plaintive melody repeat, Recalling shattered hopes that lie As relics of a bygone sky.
Again I thread the mazy past, Back where the mounds are scattered fast - Oh! foolish tears, why do you start, To break of dead leaves in the heart?