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  • The Night and I

    From the Evening Public Ledger, May 12, 1915. By James Stephens.

    The night was creeping on the ground,
    She crept along without a sound
    Until she reached the tree, and then
    She covered it, and stole again
    Along the grass up to the wall.

    I heard the rustle of her shawl
    Inside the room where I was hid;
    But no matter what she did
    To everything that was without,
    She could not put my candle out.

    So I peeped at the night, and she
    Stared back solemnly at me.