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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
At a Window
By Carl Sandburg
 
From “Chicago Poems”

GIVE me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure        5
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!
 
But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room        10
Breaking the long loneliness.
 
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.        15
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.
 
 
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