Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FIRST PRAISE, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

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First Line: Lady of dusk-wood fastnesses
Last Line: Praising my lady.
Subject(s): Courtship

Lady of dusk-wood fastnesses,
Thou art my Lady.
I have known the crisp, splintering leaf-tread with thee on before,
White, slender through green saplings;
I have lain by thee on the brown forest floor
Beside thee, my Lady.

Lady of rivers strewn with stones,
Only thou art my Lady.
Where thousand the freshets are crowded like peasants to a fair;
Clear-skinned, wild from seclusion
They jostle white-armed down the tent-bordered thoroughfare
Praising my Lady.

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