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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Lilies of France
By Louise Ayres Garnett
From “Flowers of War”
(J. F. S.)
FRANCE’S lilies are tall and white,
Brave as the dawn, calm as the night;
And fragrantly they sway above
The quiet head of one I love.
Unceasingly these fadeless flowers        5
Hasten their bloom through the war-swept hours,
And many a lad shall have their foam
Washing with peace his new-found home.
O France’s lilies are tall with pride,
Flooding the slopes of the western side.        10
It comforts me they sway above
The quiet head of one I love.

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