Barbara Fell

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Barbara Fell
written by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
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    Stephen, wake up! There's someone at the gate.
    Quick, to the window ... Oh, you'll be too late!
    I hear the front door opening quietly.
    Did you forget, last night, to turn the key?
    A foot is on the stairs — nay, just outside
    The very room — the door is opening wide...
    Stephen, wake up, wake up! Who's there? Who's there?
    I only feel a cold wind in my hair...
    Have I been dreaming, Stephen? Husband, wake
    And comfort me: I think my heart will break.
    I never knew you sleep so sound and still....
    O my heart's love, why is your hand so chill?

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