Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SIC TRANSIT, by W. B. ANDERSON



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SIC TRANSIT, by            
First Line: Just a note that I found on my table
Last Line: Recalls -- an havana cigar.
Subject(s): Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


JUST a note that I found on my table,
By the bills of a year buried o'er,
In a feminine hand and requesting
My presence for tennis at four.

Half remorseful for leaving it lying
In surroundings unworthy as those,
I carefully dusted and smoothed it,
And mutely begged pardon of Rose.

But I though with a smile of the proverb
Which says you may treat as you will
The vase which has once contained roses,
Their fragrance will cling to it still.

For the writer I scarcely remember,
The occasion has vanished afar,
And the fragrance that clings to the letter
Recalls -- an Havana cigar.





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