who visits me in a hospital Like a fleet with bellying sails, Like the great bulk of a sea-cliff with the staccato bark of waves about it, Like the tart tang of the sea breeze Are you; Filling the little room where I lie straitly on a white island between pain and pain.
Eunice Tietjens, born July 29, 1884, is the author of four poetry collections: China (Wheeler Publishing Company, 1930), Leaves in Windy Weather (Alfred A. Knopf, 1929), Body and Raiment (Alfred A. Knopf, 1919), and Profiles from China: Sketches in Free Verse of People and Things Seen in the Interior (Alfred A. Knopf, 1917). A Chicago native, Tietjens worked as a World War I correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and served as the associate editor at Poetry with Harriet Monroe for over twenty-five years. Tietjens was considered a part of the Chicago literary renaissance and was friends with many important writers of the time, like Edgar Lee Masters and Sara Teasdale. She died on September 6, 1944.