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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
I Did Not Know
By Margaret Widdemer
 
I DID not know that I should miss you,
  So silver-soft your loving came—
There were no trumpets down the dawning,
  There were no leaping tides of flame:
 
Only a peace like still rain falling        5
  On a tired land with drought foredone,
Only a warmth like light soft lying
  On a shut place that had not sun.
 
I did not know that I should miss you …
  I only miss you, day and night,        10
Stilly, as earth would miss the rainfall;
  Always, as earth would miss the light.
 
 
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