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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 8.

Make Believe

Make Believe

I seek
The magic and the make believe Of the world
I lived to-night.

Painted canvas,
Torn and old and dusty,
And a stage floor dreary in the half light
And a curtain flapping...
Trembling in the fingers of the air.

I seek
Those voices joyous down the acts
Of the world
I lived to-night.

Thumb marked, frayed and dogeared,
Written in dead words of ink
And strewed in ranks disordered,
And heaped in silence.

I seek
And live again in memory
Lingering with time.

—E. F. H.