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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Haunt
By Orrick Johns
WHEN night comes I fold my wings,
  I must sleep.
When night comes I do not wake
  And do not weep.
I drop down like dust that falls        5
  By the roads,
Where with green irreverent feet
  Pass the toads.
When night comes the phantoms rise—
  Fear and Lust;        10
Over me they pass like toads
  In the dust.
When night comes I call no bride
  To my bed,
Fearful lest I give men life        15
  Who are dead!

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