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Sonnet 05: If I Should Learn, In Some Quite Casual Way

Edna St. Vincent Millay

If I should learn, in some quite casual way,
   That you were gone, not to return again—
Read from the back-page of a paper, say,
   Held by a neighbor in a subway train,
How at the corner of this avenue
   And such a street (so are the papers filled)
A hurrying man—who happened to be you—
   At noon to-day had happened to be killed,
I should not cry aloud—I could not cry
   Aloud, or wring my hands in such a place—
I should but watch the station lights rush by
   With a more careful interest on my face,
Or raise my eyes and read with greater care
   Where to store furs and how to treat the hair.

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