We shall not shiver as we vainly try
To stir cold ashes once again to fire,
Nor bury a dead passion, you and I.
The wind that weds a moment sea and sky
In one exultant storm and passes by,
Was our desire.
Amelia Josephine Burr
Amelia Josephine Burr was born in New York City in 1878. She graduated from Hunter College and served in the Red Cross duyring World War I. Burr published several collections of poetry, including Selected Lyrics (George H. Doran, 1927) and The Silver Trumpet (George H. Doran, 1918), a book of verse about the war. She was also the author of several plays and novels, including A Dealer in Empire: A Romance (Harper & Brothers, 1915) and The Point of Life: A Play in Three Acts (The Hillside Press, 1907). She died in 1968.