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Under the Harvest Moon
by Carl  Sandburg

Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.

Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you 
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.
        
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Poem ID: 332   Poem Posted: 11/17/1997
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