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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Cootham Lane
By Helen Dudley
 
TWILIGHT has encircled
The flowers in the garden,
And the sky is dim and faint.
The flowers are as cold as alabaster,
And luminous like paint        5
Of an old Venetian master.
In the church across the fields
They are asking pardon.
 
And in twilight
Comes the echo        10
Of an ancient door that closes,
And the echo of their voices.
For now they go, the villagers—
Along the road they go again,
Under the unrepentant stars,        15
Across the fields and through the lane.
 
 
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