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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Last Lady
By Matthew Josephson
 
I HAVE now no love nor lady,
  Yet I do not wail bereft:
There are many, many beautiful ladies,
  And in the world there is much love left.
 
I have now no love nor lady;        5
  I have made a brave good-bye.
It is terrible not to have a lady
  When the summer months run high.
 
And the summer and the autumn
  And the winter may be gone;        10
But my mind is quite decided—
  I shall have no other one.
 
It will need a greener spring-time
  To seed new love in me.
But in another spring-time—        15
  Ah—where shall I be?
 
 
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