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Hamilton Fish Armstrong, ed.  The Book of New York Verse.  1917.
 
New York Bay at Dusk
By Mildred L. McNeal-Sweeney
 
NOW comes the fragrant night in from the sea
  And all her flowery purples soon unfolds,
Like April-countries, violet sown, where we
  May have the hush the eager time withholds.
Methinks heaven sometimes takes the world aside        5
  And lends a happy ear to all it says—
Soothing its great unrest, and for its pride
  Showing again the simple fields of praise.
This starry-lighted island is no more
  The quick and restless city of my task;        10
It dreams with me and what may be in store
  For either, we do neither care nor ask,
Leaving the dear fulfilment of my youth
In the safe care of thought and time and truth.
 
 
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