My thanks, friends of the County Scientific Association,
For this modest boulder,
And its little tablet of bronze.
Twice I tried to join your honored body,
And was rejected,
And when my little brochure
On the intelligence of plants
Began to attract attention
You almost voted me in.
After that I grew beyond the need of you
And your recognition.
Yet I do not reject your memorial stone,
Seeing that I should, in so doing,
Deprive you of honor to yourselves.

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Edgar Lee Masters

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"Perry Zoll by Edgar Lee Masters" Poetry.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 17 Dec. 2017. <http://www.poetry.net/poem/8686>.

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