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Your room is still the dainty little place,
That used to seem so much a part of you--
The draperies of faded rose and blue
Still hold a shadow of their former grace.
The windows still are hung with frosty lace,
And sometimes, when the moonlight glimmers through,
I watch your mirror, half expecting to
See once again, reflected there, your face!


And yet, the little room seems much too neat,
It seems quite colorless, and very bare,
Because the filmy things you used to wear
Are laid away. Because the perfume sweet
That clung about you has been swept aside....
Your room is there--but, oh, its soul has died!