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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
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Aline Kilmer
 
 
I KNOW you are too dear to stay;
  You are so exquisitely sweet:
My lonely house will thrill some day
  To echoes of your eager feet.
 
I hold your words within my heart,        5
  So few, so infinitely dear;
Watching your fluttering hands I start
  At the corroding touch of fear.
 
A faint, unearthly music rings
  From you to Heaven—it is not far!        10
A mist about your beauty clings
  Like a thin cloud before a star.
 
My heart shall keep the child I knew,
  When you are really gone from me,
And spend its life remembering you        15
  As shells remember the lost sea.
 

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