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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Not Here
By Edmund Wilson, Jr.
NOT here!—not here! I have been here too many years,
  Have stumbled about the darkened room for a door,
Seeing only the phantom shafts the moonlight clears,
  The broken bars of silver along the floor.
I can hear the women’s laughter, a song half blown        5
  Away by the wind; through all the dust I can smell
A garden wet with the rain. And I am alone.
  Not here, old shadows—I know you, all too well!

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