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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Mark Turbyfill
From “Voluntaries”

I HAVE fed on the radiance of my beloved
Lying beneath the flowering pear-tree.
Her breasts are inverted cups of sunlight;
She is dappled over with iridescence.
Light and heat        5
Pierce the pear leaves,
And fall dizzily
Through a flashing of petal-flakes,
Burnishing and mellowing her.
My nostrils are prophetic        10
With the sweetness of pear flesh,
My eyes are dazzled with love made manifest,
And my mind is parturient and tremulous
With glistening schemes.

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