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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
When Plaintively and Near the Cricket Sings
By Nora May French
NOW evening comes. Now stirs my discontent …
  Oh, ache of smallest, unforgotten things!
How sharp you are when day and dark are blent,
  When beetles hurry by with vibrant wings,
  And plaintively and near the cricket sings.        5
The sighing garden calls me from the door;
  Above the hills a little crescent swings—
Above the path where you will come no more
  When beetles hurry by on vibrant wings,
  And plaintively and near the cricket sings.        10

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