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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
At the Banquet
By Eunice Tietjens
 
From “Facets”

ABOVE the wine and cigarettes,
  Below the jest that flies,
I catch with half-amused insistence—
A throb of music in the distance—
  Your eyes!        5
 
They knit the wine and jest together
  In deeper harmonies;
With my own thoughts they interlace
Like some strange contrapuntal bass—
  Your eyes…..        10
 
The words we speak say all—and nothing.
  In them no mystery lies;
Only, between my soul and sense
Steal, half amused and half intense,
  Your eyes.        15
 
 
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