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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
 
An April Ghost
By Lizette Woodworth Reese
 
ALL the ghosts I ever knew,
  White, and thinly calling,
Come into the house with you,
  When the dew is falling.
 
All of youth that ever died,        5
  In the Spring-time weather,
In the windy April tide,
  Climb the dusk together.
 
For a moment, lad and maid
  Stand up there all lonely;        10
In a moment fade and fade—
  You are left, you only.
 
 
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