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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Cobwebs
By Oscar Williams
 
From “Golden Darkness”

RISE in the cool dim dawn
  When a mist is hung on the pane—
The loose gray cobweb of the fog
  Spun by the rain.
 
When the sun’s long golden fingers        5
  Have brushed it away—then go
And watch the sky through the tree-tops
  Fall like snow.
 
And after, when you are tired
  And twilight hangs on the leaves,        10
Listen—and the silence will tell you
  Why it grieves.
 
For the fog, the sky and the twilight
  Are the cobwebs that brush the eyes
When a man would enter the dusty door        15
  Of paradise.
 
 
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