Treasure Island

Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

Dusk in War Time


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!

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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