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Reminiscence by Amy Lee 09/08/2011

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‘Reminiscence’ appeared in A London Plane-Tree And Other Verse in 1889 the year of her suicide

It is so long gone by, and yet

How clearly now I see it all!

The glimmer of your cigarette,

The little chamber, narrow and tall.

Perseus; your picture in its frame;

(How near they seem and yet how far!)

The blaze of kindled logs; the flame

Of tulips in a mighty jar.

Florence and spring-time: surely each

Glad things unto the spirit saith.

Why did you lead me in your speech

To these dark mysteries of death ?

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