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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1400. Care
 
By Virginia Woodward Cloud
 
 
ALL in the leafy darkness, when sleep had passed me by,
    I knew the surging of the sea—
    Though never wave were nigh.
All in the leafy darkness, unbroken by a star,
    There came the clamorous call of day,        5
    While yet the day was far.
All in the leafy darkness, woven with hushes deep,
    I heard the vulture wings of Fear
    Above me tireless sweep;
The sea of Doubt, the dread of day, upon me surged and swept        10
    All in the leafy darkness,
    And while the whole world slept.
 

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