“Astrophobos“
   Poem (42 lines in 7 stanzas); written in mid-November 1917. First published in the United Amateur (January 1918). The title means “[one who] fears stars,” and tells of a person who looks to the stars for beauty and tranquillity but finds in them only horror and sadness.

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