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TWO GARDENIAS, by            
First Line: These flowers are alabaster censers
Last Line: "I believe in you!"
Subject(s): Gardenias

These flowers are alabaster censers
swung gayly from the hands
of small twin slave boys,
and their burning is redolent
of tropic magic.

These blossoms are a pair of dancers,
she in cool white taffeta
with green sandals,
he in a snowy satin blouse
with emerald trousers:
as they pirouette,
how stately they are!

These two gardenias
are a solo and its accompaniment --
the piping of a flute
to the arpeggio of a harp,
a harmony which sings:
"I love you;
I believe in you!"

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