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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
In the Night
By Margaret Judson
 
BUT you have been dead so long—
You have been dead a year,
You have been dead so many months, so many weeks,
And many, many days!
You have sunk deep into death,        5
You are resting in every limb.
You have turned away your face from me to sleep—
You are so quiet
You have forgotten me.
 
Sometimes I am afraid that you are alive—        10
I wake in my bed, I moan,
I turn restlessly from side to side.
O my beloved, I will forget you—
You shall not be waked by my moaning,
You shall not hear my cries;        15
I will be quiet,
You shall sink deep into death.
 
I will forget you.
I will remember you only with the taking in of my breath,
I will remember you only with the beating of my heart.        20
I will forget you.
 
 
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