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Edwin Arlington Robinson - The Story Of The Ashes And The Flame

No matter why, nor whence, nor when she came,
There was her place. No matter what men said,
No matter what she was; living or dead,
Faithful or not,he loved her all the same.
The story was as old as human shame,
But ever since that lonely night she fled,
With books to blind him, he had only read
The story of the ashes and the flame.

There she was always coming pretty soon
To fool him back, with penitent scared eyes
That had in them the laughter of the moon
For baffled lovers, and to make him think—
Before she gave him time enough to wink—
Her kisses were the keys to Paradise.

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: The Story Of The Ashes And The Flame
Poem of the Day: Feb 12 2010

Comment 44 of 44, added on August 1st, 2014 at 9:08 PM.
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Comment 43 of 44, added on July 17th, 2014 at 3:18 AM.
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Comment 42 of 44, added on July 16th, 2014 at 9:15 PM.
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BFnnYW I appreciate you sharing this article.Really thank you! Great.

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