Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A MIRACLE, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR

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A MIRACLE, by                    
First Line: Neither in passion nor in play
Last Line: Like an october violet.
Subject(s): Kisses

NEITHER in passion nor in play,
But dreamily, half unaware,
We kissed as drowsy children may,
Sliding to sleep from evening prayer.
So brief, so calm, the passing touch
That meant so little -- and so much.

FOR memory sees the wondrous thing
The moment stood too near to know.
The fragile innocence of spring
I thought had faded long ago,
Our quiet lips found blossoming yet
Like an October violet.

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