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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
An Intimate of Night
By Clinton Scollard
 
I AM an intimate of night;
  Its deep and dewy silences,
Its starry parallels of light—
  Orion and the Pleiades.
 
I share the watches of the moon,        5
  Its golden witcheries I share;
The secrets of the winds that croon
  Down purple chasms of the air.
 
The lunar moth with emerald wings—
  I know its path, I know its goal;        10
The lone night-thrush’s rapturings,
  And all the passion of its soul.
 
The gleaming glow-worm in the grass
  Withholds no cryptic spell from me;
I sense all attars as they pass—        15
  Their source, their fragrant mystery.
 
I am as one who walks alone
  Through shadowed gardens of delight,
Seeing the Great Will on its throne.
  I am an intimate of night.        20
 
 
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