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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
De Noche
By William H. Simpson
 
From “Along Old Trails”

O MOTHER of all the dark!
Draw near, on tiptoe,
Blindfold me, and say:
Go to sleep—to sleep—to sleep.
 
If only the hills of the night would stay in their steadfast places—        5
Bulging bulk of the hulk of the range.
They creep, like a she-panther, to where I rest in the valley;
They come, down-tumbling, to where I lie on the pine boughs….
 
The river runs away.
The aspens, by the runaway river, are afraid.        10
 
 
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