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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Aline Kilmer
From “Novelette”

“I AM glad I have come.”
Let me stay, let me stay—
I would not go home.
Let me rest in your kindness,
Your blessed blindness,        5
For a night and a day.
Your sweet incurious eyes
Would widen in sharp surprise
If you knew how under my breath
I pray, “Let me sleep to death—        10
O God, let me never go home!”
But I speak through the fragrant gloom
Of your hushed and decorous room:
“Yes, I am glad I have come.”

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