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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Meeting
By Arthur Davison Ficke
 
GRAY-ROBED Wanderer in sleep … Wanderer …
You also move among
Those silent halls
Dim on the shore of the unsailèd deep?
And your footfalls, yours also, Wanderer,        5
Faint through those twilight corridors have rung?
 
Of late my eyes have seen … Wanderer …
Amid the shadows’ gloom
Of that sleep-girdled place
I should have known such joy could not have been—        10
To see your face: and yet, Wanderer,
What hopes seem vain beneath the night in bloom?
 
Wearily I awake … Wanderer …
Your look of old despair,
Like a dying star,        15
In morning vanishes. But for all memories’ sake,
Though you are far, tonight, O Wanderer,
Tonight come, though in silence, to the shadows there …
 
 
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