Spring in New Hampshire and Other Poems (1920)

The Choice

O you would clothe me in silken frocks

And house me from the cold,
And bind with bright bands my glossy locks

And buy me chains of gold;

And give me meekly to do my will

The hapless sons of men:
But the wild goat bounding on the barren hill

Droops in the grassy pen.


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