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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Gas-lamp Ghost
By Richard Hunt
 
OUT of the blue-gray dusk
He comes—
The ghostly one,
The gray one,
Driving his ghostly wagon.        5
Nearer he comes, and nearer,
Silent
Except for his singing flower
That burns a violet hole in the air,
That melts a violet hole in the snowy dusk.        10
 
He comes with a flower of burning mist
On the tip of a copper stalk;
He comes with a misty flower that sings
And burns a violet hole
In the blue-gray dusk.        15
 
He touches dark stems in a row,
He tips them with his hot mist-flower,
Stem after stem;
And one by one
They bloom, and glow,        20
And have white flowers on them,
And burn pale blue holes, green ghastly holes,
In the silent air,
In the blue-gray snowy dusk.
 
 
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