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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Long Days
By Dorothy McVickar
 
I HAVE watched long days of dawning,
  And long, long nights of dread;
And I am a little weary
  Of traveling toward the dead.
When I looked out last evening        5
  I thought the wan moonlight
Seemed tired and pale with shining,
  A lantern in the night.
 
I heard them whisper this morning
  As I heard them yesterday,        10
“Do you think she will last much longer,
  Dragging along this way?
Her hands are like withered flowers,
  Her face is a strange dried leaf;
She has stayed too long in her body,        15
  She is wheat turned dust in the sheaf.”
 
 
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