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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
I Have Waited for You Long
By Joseph Auslander
I HAVE waited for you long: the sun withdraws
To covert under the hills; I am alone;
No bell disturbs the evening monotone;
I seem to merge with those implacable laws
Which left the pyramid a graven pause        5
In some gigantic attitude of stone.
There is an advent I have never known,
There is an imminence that overawes.
Approach me, making pallor with your feet:
I have waited for you long, my cold white one;        10
Let not another muffled night repeat
The tragic gesture of oblivion.
Let all death be concentred in your tread …
You will not walk with me when I am dead.

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