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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
I Pass a Lighted Window
Clement Wood (1888–1950)
I PASS a lighted window
    And a closed door—
And I am not troubled
    Any more.
Though the road is murky,        5
    I am not afraid,
For a shadow passes
    On the lighted shade.
Once I knew the sesame
    To the closed door;        10
Now I shall not enter
    Any more;
Nor will people passing
    By the lit place,
See our shadows marry        15
    In a gray embrace.
Strange a passing shadow
    Has a long spell!
What can matter, knowing
    She does well?        20
How can life annoy me
    Any more?
Life: a lighted window
    And a closed door.


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