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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Through the Window near His Bed
By H. C. Long
 
THROUGH the window near his bed,
  On his tousled head,
All her magic on the sprite
Poured the Lady of the night.
 
Down a ladder came the lad        5
  With the moonlight mad;
Down a ladder from his room
To the moonlit garden’s gloom.
 
White with light was every limb—
  Moonlight maddened him        10
As he nakedly came down
To the garden’s moonlit frown.
 
Trod he underneath the trees
  With a sprightly ease,
While the moonlight on his face        15
Lingered with a wingèd grace.
 
Thus he came to know the smart
  In the trembling heart,
When that cruel bee, the moon,
Stings one in her midnight noon.        20
 
 
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