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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
“A Wind Rose in the Night”
 
Aline Kilmer
 
 
A WIND rose in the night,
  (She had always feared it so!)
Sorrow plucked at my heart
  And I could not help but go.
 
Softly I went and stood        5
  By her door at the end of the hall.
Dazed with grief I watched
  The candles flaring and tall.
 
The wind was wailing aloud:
  I thought how she would have cried        10
For my warm familiar arms
  And the sense of me by her side.
 
The candles flickered and leapt,
  The shadows jumped on the wall.
She lay before me small and still        15
  And did not care at all.
 

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