Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.

“Under Dusky Laurel Leaf”

Margaret Widdemer

UNDER dusky laurel leaf,

Scarlet leaf of rose,

I lie prone, who have known

All a woman knows—

Love and grief and motherhood,

Fame and mirth and scorn;

These are all shall befall

Any woman born.

Jewel-laden are my hands,

Tall my stone above;

Do not weep that I sleep

Who was wise in love;

Where I walk a shadow gray

Through gray asphodel,

I am glad, who have had

All that Life could tell.