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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Dead Man’s Wood
By Osbert Sitwell
IN Dead Man’s Wood
  The rustling trees
Shiver, shudder
  In the breeze.
The bird-song drips        5
  On Dead Man’s Wood,
Trickles through
  Like falling blood.
And if the sun
  Gives forth its light,        10
The yellow glory
  Turns ash-white.
The dark tall trees,
  When day is past,
Draw back their leaves,        15
  Pale and aghast.
When rusty shadows
  Fall at dusk,
Surely the spirit
  Leaves its husk?        20
All night, all day,
  Within this cover,
I sit and wait
  For my dead lover.

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