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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Alice Corbin
From “Songs from a Book of Airs”

I KNOW you beautiful and fair
Beyond delight;
I know our bodies bare
In love unite,
Yet weep for passion’s flight.        5
I weep because the rose
Must fade away;
I weep because of words
That lead astray;
I weep that passion never tells        10
What it longs to say.
Though your breast lie on my breast,
Still in vain the lover’s quest;
Like the dryads in the woods
Powerless to tell their moods—        15
In a world of forest spells
Never half the lover tells.

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