Alan Seeger

(22 June 1888 - 4 July 1916 / New York City, New York)

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  • ''I have a rendezvous with Death
    At some disputed barricade,''
    Alan Seeger (1888-1916), U.S. poet. I Have a Rendezvous with Death (l. 1-2). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., 1958) Reilly & Lee Company; reprinted 1981 by Contemporary Books.
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The Rendezvous

He faints with hope and fear. It is the hour.
Distant, across the thundering organ-swell,
In sweet discord from the cathedral-tower,
Fall the faint chimes and the thrice-sequent bell.
Over the crowd his eye uneasy roves.
He sees a plume, a fur; his heart dilates --
Soars . . . and then sinks again. It is not hers he loves.
She will not come, the woman that he waits.

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