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James Wright

Something of light falls, pitiful and kind.
Something of love forgot the dark embrace
Of evening, where the lover’s eyes go blind
With dreaming on the hollows of your face.

— James Wright, from “A Girl Walking into a Shadow,” Collected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 1971)

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