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Edith Wharton Poem
The Parting Day
 by Edith Wharton

I.

SOME busy hands have brought to light,
And laid beneath my eye,
The dress I wore that afternoon
You came to say good-by.


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  • 10/22/1939 - Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers - French poet and critic (d. 2013)
  • 10/22/1898 - Dámaso Alonso - Spanish poet and philologist (d. 1990).
  • 10/22/1887 - John Reed - American journalist and poet (d. 1920)
  • 10/22/1870 - Ivan Bunin - Russian author and poet
  • 10/22/1870 - Lord Alfred Douglas - English author and poet (d. 1945)
  • 10/22/1818 - Leconte de Lisle - French poet and author (d. 1894)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 10/22/1982 - Richard Hugo - American poet (b. 1923)
  • 10/22/1972 - James K. Baxter - New Zealand poet
  • 10/22/1954 - Jibanananda Das - Bangladeshi-Indian author and poet (b. 1899)