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

IN some far and lonely midnight
  I shall arise as in a dream,
And part dark curtains on a strange room
  Where mysterious candles gleam.
 
I shall open an unknown book        5
  In that weird and wind-stirred place,
And come upon a poem
  With a sad face.
 
I shall listen to my dead heart’s cry
  Faint through the years that are gone,        10
And I shall feel over my shoulder
  The Silence looking on.
 
And very softly he will touch me,
  And I shall turn toward the gloom;
He will take my arm and quietly        15
  Lead me out of the room.
 
 
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