Fall 1947 • Vol. IX No. 4 PoetryOctober 1, 1947 |

Expectation

Four hundred children expect from one another Each what from himself he has ceased to demand, Each demanding, because as from his brother, Degree of devotion none can understand. So I from you, by what myth of loving relation Who could fathom but a mythologizing friend, Require, request, receive after such fashion I can imagine but not comprehend.

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