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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
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Joseph Auslander
 
 
THE MOON is a wavering rim where one fish slips,
  The water makes a quietness of sound;
Night is an anchoring of many ships
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There are strange tunnelers in the dark, and whirs        5
  Of wings that die, and hairy spiders spin
The silence into nets, and tenanters
      Move softly in.
 
I step on shadows riding through the grass,
  And feel the night lean cool against my face;        10
  And challenged by the sentinel of space,
      I pass.
 

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