In the course of the windy path
through the grass
And when once
sp[illegible] go ^there went far enough to
that happiness beyond
is was the reason no wit or temptation can ever could
illegible] them back to the ?body?
[T]enderly will I
touch ^use you tressy grass,
It may be you
effuse transpire from the breasts of young men--
It may be if I had known them I would have loved them.
You sprout from
dead babes ^ infants [ illegible] little
ones taken soon out of their
And now you yourselves
rest [illegible] ^are the mother's laps.
How can you be so dark?
Are you not from the
white ^ white blanched white heads of
the ^old ^ mothers of old mothers?
Are you not from the colorless beards of old men?
Are you not from
pale red tongues and ^under the faint red roofs
[Cut off] now I know what you mean!
You do not come out of
tongues and ^the roofs of mouths for not[hing]
tell ^whisper now what is done to the young men,
[Line cut off: ?and to the old men????]