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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Night Piece
By James Joyce
 
GAUNT in gloom
The pale stars their torches,
Enshrouded, wave.
Ghost-fires from heaven’s far verges faint illume—
Arches on soaring arches—        5
Night’s sin-dark nave.
 
Seraphim
The lost hosts awaken
To service, till
In moonless gloom each lapses, muted, dim,        10
Raised when she has and shaken
Her thurible.
 
And long and loud
To night’s nave upsoaring,
A star-knell tolls—        15
As the bleak incense surges, cloud on cloud,
Voidward from the adoring
Waste of souls.
 
 
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