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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
164. Since I Have Felt the Sense of Death
 
By Helen Hoyt
 
 
SINCE I have felt the sense of death,
  Since I have borne its dread, its fear—
  Oh, how my life has grown more dear
Since I have felt the sense of death!
Sorrows are good, and cares are small,        5
Since I have known the loss of all.
 
Since I have felt the sense of death,
  And death forever at my side—
  Oh, how the world has opened wide
Since I have felt the sense of death!        10
My hours are jewels that I spend,
For I have seen the hours end.
 
Since I have felt the sense of death,
  Since I have looked on that black night—
  My inmost brain is fierce with light        15
Since I have felt the sense of death.
O dark, that made my eyes to see!
O death, that gave my life to me!
 

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