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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
241. A Hymn to Night
 
By Max Michelson
 
 
COME, mysterious night;
Descend and nestle to us.
 
Descend softly on the houses
We built with pride,
Without worship.        5
Fold them in your veil,
Spill your shadows.
 
Come over our stores and factories,
Hide our pride—our shame—
With your nebulous wings.        10
 
Come down on our cobbled streets:
Unleash your airy hounds.
Come to the sleepers, night;
Light in them your fires.
 

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