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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
397. Spring
 
By John Hall Wheelock
 
 
THE AIR is full of dawn and spring;
  Outside the room I see
A swallow, like a shaft of light,
  Shift sideways suddenly.
 
There is no room for death at all        5
  In earth or heaven above;
He never yet believed in death
  Who ever learned to love.
 
Build me a tomb when I am dead,
  But leave a window free        10
That I may watch the swallow’s flight,
  And spring come back to me.
 
Build me a tomb of steel and stone,
  But leave one window free,
That I may feel the spring come back—        15
  And you come back to me!
 

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