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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Futility
By Dorothy Dow
 
From “Handful of Ashes”

THE NIGHTS grow long and the days cold—
I dream of you and love.
The dead leaf, falling from the tree,
Is not more sad than memory;
Nor is the rising wind as bold        5
As were your lips on me….
(What are you thinking of?)
 
The streets and trees and people pass
Like words beneath my pen;
Symbols, below a painted sky—        10
I have no part in them. I lie
Futile as footsteps on the grass.
Wind-torn, storm-drenched; I long to die.
(You might remember … then.)
 
 
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