Stephen Vincent Benet
Pennsylvania / United States
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The Drug-Shop, Or, Endymion In Edmonstoun

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"Oh yes, I went over to Edmonstoun the other day and saw Johnny, mooning around as usual! He will never make his way."
Letter of George Keats, 18--


Night falls; the great jars glow against the dark,
Dark green, dusk red, and, like a coiling snake,
Writhing eternally in smoky gyres,
Great ropes of gorgeous vapor twist and turn
Within them. So the Eastern fisherman
Saw the swart genie rise when the lead seal,

Scribbled with charms, was lifted from the jar;
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