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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
80. The Lonely Death
 
By Adelaide Crapsey
 
 
IN the cold I will rise, I will bathe
In waters of ice; myself
Will shiver, and shrive myself,
Alone in the dawn, and anoint
Forehead and feet and hands;        5
I will shutter the windows from light,
I will place in their sockets the four
Tall candles and set them a-flame
In the grey of the dawn; and myself
Will lay myself straight in my bed,        10
And draw the sheet under my chin.
 

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