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THE LETTER, by            
First Line: I am writing; the lamp listens
Last Line: Whether it's I who write, or you.
Subject(s): Letters; Writing & Writers


Tenderly

I am writing; the lamp listens,
The clock, tick tick, attends me too;
I shall close, for my eye glistens,
And sleep merged with you.

I have a fever; the lamp is low;
I hear your voice come calling slow;
Your name comes laughing to my lips;
I feel your caress in my finger-tips.

I feel the old-time gentle glow;
Your poor heart throbs me through—
Half-dreaming, I no longer know
Whether it's I who write, or you.





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