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First Line: I cannot sleep, the night is hot and empty
Last Line: All of earth's children bow before her will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


I cannot sleep, the night is hot and empty,
My thoughts leave nothing lovely in my heart,
You love me, and I love you, life is passing,
We are apart.

The August moonlight vibrates with the voices
Of insects and their passions frail and shrill --
Oh from what whips, oh from what secret scourgings
All of earth's children bow before her will.





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