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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
By a Window
By Marjorie Meeker
 
From “Songs of Night”

THE OWL and the bat
  Are alone in the night—
What are they at
  By the dead moon’s light?
Hush! How the wings of the black bat whir!        5
(Oh hush, for the sleepers moan and stir!)
 
The moon is bleak,
  Like a monk in a cowl …
What do they seek,
  The bat and the owl?        10
What danger brews in the night, what sin?
(But hush, for the sleepers dream within.)
 
 
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