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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Cora Fabbri (1871–1892)

The Web

O MOONLIGHT spider-web,

Filmy and fine and fair!

A cloud of dewdrops blown

From rose-hearts overgrown—

Transfixed upon the bosom of the air.

O moonlight-colored web,

That some rude hand has torn!

Each broken, lifeless thread

Hangs downward, gray and dead,

Caught on the sharp edge of a red-rose thorn.

O frail, fine web of Life,

Woven ’mid stars above,

Shattered on earth one day!

Mine lieth dead and gray,

Caught on the sharp edge of the Thorn of Love.