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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Go from Me
By Mary Aldis
O PAIN, go from me for a little space!
Leave me to greet the sun-awakened day!
You have companioned me in every place—
Now, for an hour, I would go my way.
I would go forth with lifted eyes and heart        5
Hearing the blackbird’s cry, the lark’s delight.
The whole world sings—I must attune my part,
Send my voice ringing down the halls of night.
I have been patient with your dull dead clasp,
Have borne the horror of your fierce embrace;        10
I have not shrunk from your unceasing grasp
Nor from the lowering pallor of your face.
Now I am weary—I would go my way
One hour alone, to greet the new-born day!

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