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The Magpie Sings the Great Depression:
Selections from DeWitt Clinton High School's Literary Magazine, 1929-1942

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The Dream

By James Baldwin

The Magpie, Winter 1942, v. 26, n. 1, p. 40.

One day I dreamed you left me
And all the earth grew still
And all the sturdy people
From yonder sturdy hill
Walked past me with averted eye;
They looked away and passed me by.

And all the blushing flowers
And all the tender grass
And all the rushing waters
And every underpass
And the still and stony place
Where leaves cast shadows fine as lace;

Every place we'd ever been
Throughout all the land
Looked at me with pity
And I longed to feel your hand

Once again upon my own—
But Oh! the land and sea
Stood and sang when I awoke
And found you were with me!

The Magpie Sings the Great Depression

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