6] prurient: lascivious, sexually aroused.
philosophers: philosophies (1920 Dial)
15] knees / squeezing: / knees squeezing (1920 Dial).
25] e.e.c. manually alters three blank lines after this line into two blank lines.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: "Tulips," "LA GUERRE," II, Tulips and Chimneys (New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923): 74-75. Firmage A3a, Berg Collection, New York Public Library.
First publication date: May 1920
Publication date note: Dial 68.5 (May 1920): 578.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2001/12/12
Form note: variable-length lines and stanzas
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