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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
16. At Daybreak
 
By Walter Conrad Arensberg
 
 
I HAD a dream and I awoke with it—
Poor little thing that I had not unclasped
After the kiss good-by.
 
And at the surface how it gasped—
This thing that I had loved in the unlit        5
Depth of the drowsy sea….
Ah me!
This thing with which I drifted toward the sky.
 
Driftwood upon a wave—
Senseless the motion that it gave.        10
 

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