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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Drouth
By Genevieve Taggard
 
From “The Way Things Go”

YOU cannot persuade us to stand lovely and unseasonal,
Perpetual spring and perpetual winter
Forever drifting petals across the picture of your existence.
 
Frames we can never be for the miniature of your days;
Nor can we decorate your sky        5
With a single branch of us chosen for the dashed loveliness you prefer.
 
Nor can we die, petal by petal by petal,
Across thirty years, as you would have us,
Decorating by our death
The design of your days.        10
 
 
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