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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
A Summer Night and Other Poems (1891)
I. A Summer Night
By Graham R. Thomson (Rosamund Marriott Watson) (1860–1911)
        ‘Le vent qui vient ô travers la montagne
Me rendra fou.’

THE LINDEN leaves are wet,
The gas-lights flare—
Deep yellow jewels set
In dusky air,
In dim air subtly sweet        5
With vanished rain.
Hush!—from the distant street
Life’s music swells and falls,
Despairing—light—        10
Beyond my garden walls
This summer night.
Where do you call me, where?
O voice that cries!
O murky evening air,        15
What Paradise,
Unsought, unfound, unknown
Inviteth me,
With faint night-odours blown?
With murmurous plea?        20
Future art thou, or Past?
Hope, or Regret?
My heart throbs thick and fast,
Mine eyes are wet,
For well and well I know        25
Thou hast no share,
Nor hence, nor long ago,
Nor anywhere.

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