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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Dreams
By Jessica Nelson North
 
From “At Night”

YOU curve your body into a vibrant ball,
Dead drunk with sleep.
I have no part in your slumber-scheme at all,
I cannot strike that deep.
 
You hold me insecurely in your life        5
As a sand-dune holds trees.
I say, “It is five months—I am your wife.”
What shadow facts are these?
 
I put my hand into your breast. It lies
Unowned, apart.        10
While more familiar hands … and lips … and eyes
Press close around your heart.
 
 
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