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First Line: Weed, moss-weed
Last Line: In our nostrils.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Iris (flower)


WEED, moss-weed,
root tangled in sand,
sea-iris, brittle flower,
one petal like a shell
is broken,
and you print a shadow
like a thin twig.
Fortunate one,
scented and stinging,
rigid myrrh-bud,
camphor-flower,
sweet and salt -- you are wind
in our nostrils.





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