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Dusk In War Time
 by 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
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  • 04/05/1904 - Richard Eberhart - American poet and academic (d. 2005)
  • 04/05/1837 - Algernon Charles Swinburne - English poet
  • 04/05/1835 - Vítězslav Hálek - Czech poet
  • 04/05/1793 - Casimir Delavigne - French poet and dramatist (d. 1843)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 04/05/2017 - Makoto Ōoka - Japanese poet and literary critic (b. 1931)
  • 04/05/1997 - Allen Ginsberg - American poet (b. 1926)
  • 04/05/1941 - Parvin E'tesami - Persian poet (b. 1907)
  • 04/05/1934 - Salvatore Di Giacomo - Italian poet
  • 04/05/1765 - Edward Young - English poet and author (b. 1683)
  • 04/05/1712 - Jan Luyken - Dutch poet