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Hamilton Fish Armstrong, ed.  The Book of New York Verse.  1917.
 
The Metropolitan Tower
By Sara Teasdale
 
WE walked together in the dusk
  To watch the tower grow dimly white,
And saw it lift against the sky
  Its flower of amber light.
 
You talked of half a hundred things,        5
  I kept each little word you said;
And when at last the hour was full,
  I saw the light turn red.
 
You did not know the time had come,
  You did not see the sudden flower,        10
Nor know that in my heart Love’s birth
  Was reckoned from that hour.
 
 
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