Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Her Death
By Florence Wilkinson
 
From the Other Side

THE SILENCE sobbed
Like a bird’s throat,
Clear as a star.
Yes, in the gathering twilight throbbed
A liquid note,        5
A breath!
It drew me far….
Over my room’s inscrutable shade
A Brightness leaned,
A sun, a cloud.        10
I sang aloud—
Yet no one heard, no mortal heard—
“Who hasteneth?
Yea, I am ready, ready, Death!
My Death, dear Death my life!”        15
The step, the word—
Ah, he has heard!
He came, I kissed the great white blade.
I lived—and I was not afraid.
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors