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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Margaret DeLaughter
From “In the Night Watches”

ALL the love, the love we gave them;
Tears, unanswered prayers to save them!
Now, what is there left to show?—
Wooden crosses in a row!
They wore their crown of thorns so lightly,        5
June still blossoms just as brightly.
How can laughing roses know
Of wooden crosses in a row?
Is it, then, so sweet, their sleeping?
After all, was life worth keeping?        10
There they lie, and none may know—
Wooden crosses in a row.

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