Wrapped in her robe of amethyst
Rose the young Dawn.
Pallid with passion came the Mist,
And followed on,
Fleet as a fawn.
Down by the sea they clasped and kissed:
Swooned the young Dawn.
Out of that kiss of dew and flame
The orchid came.
Poems of Problems. By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
London : Gay and Hancock, 1914.
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