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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

One Shall Be Taken and the Other Left by Aline Murray Kilmer

There is no Rachel any more
And so it does not really matter.
Leah alone is left, and she
Goes her own way inscrutably.
Soft-eyed she goes, content to scatter
Fine sand along a barren shore
Where there was sand enough before:
Or from a well that has no water
Raising a futile pitcher up
Lifts to her lips an empty cup.
Now she is Laban’s only daughter:
There is no Rachel any more.

From: Kilmer, Aline, Vigils, 1921, George H. Doran Company: New York, p. 48.

Date: 1921

By: Aline Murray Kilmer (1888-1941)