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Two Songs From A Play

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I saw a staring virgin stand
Where holy Dionysus died,
And tear the heart out of his side.
And lay the heart upon her hand
And bear that beating heart away;
Of Magnus Annus at the spring,
As though God's death were but a play.

Another Troy must rise and set,
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Robot Boy 02 April 2018

This is missing key lines from the first stanza. Embarrassing for a poetry website.

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Wayne Harris 18 July 2005

Every online version of this poem I have seen is missing the line 'And then did all the maidens sing' in the first stanza. Should come immediately above 'Of Magnus Annus at the spring.

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