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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
To a Child
By Marjorie Allen Seiffert
 
BEAUTY, the dream that I have dreamed so much
Comes true in your quick smile,
And on your cheek I see her touch
And sometimes in your eyes awhile
Immortal Beauty’s fleeting image lies.        5
 
Dear child, in whose veins beat
The marching centuries of lovers’ feet,
All those brave, ardent ghosts in you arise—
The souls who, loving Beauty, gave you birth
With a chain of passion binding Beauty to earth,        10
A captured dream—these souls breathe with your breath,
Living again in Beauty that knows no death.
 
 
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