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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.

Love Came Back at Fall o’ Dew

Lizette Woodworth Reese

LOVE came back at fall o’ dew,

Playing his old part;

But I had a word or two

That would break his heart.

“He who comes at candle-light,

That should come before,

Must betake him to the night

From a barrèd door.”

This the word that made us part

In the fall o’ dew;

This the word that brake his heart—

Yet it brake mine, too.