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MEMORIAL TO D.C.: 2. PRAYER TO PERSEPHONE, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Be to her, persephone
Last Line: "it is not so dreadful here."
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Persephone; Vassar College; Dead, The; Proserpine; Proserpina

BE to her, Persephone,
All the things I might not be;
Take her head upon your knee.
She that was so proud and wild,
Flippant, arrogant and free,
She that had no need of me,
Is a little lonely child
Lost in Hell, -- Persephone,
Take her head upon your knee;
Say to her, "My dear, my dear,
It is not so dreadful here."

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