Dusk In War Time

Sara Teasdale

A half-hour more and you will lean
 To gather me close in the old sweet way --
But oh, to the woman over the sea
 Who will come at the close of day?

A half-hour more and I will hear
 The key in the latch and the strong, quick tread --
But oh, the woman over the sea
 Waiting at dusk for one who is dead!

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