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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
 
Love Came Back at Fall o’ Dew
By Lizette Woodworth Reese
 
LOVE came back at fall o’ dew,
Playing his old part;
But I had a word or two
That would break his heart.
 
“He who comes at candle-light,        5
That should come before,
Must betake him to the night
From a barrèd door.”
 
This the word that made us part
In the fall o’ dew;        10
This the word that brake his heart—
Yet it brake mine, too.
 
 
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