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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Color of Water
By Marjorie Meeker
From “Songs of Night”

YOU will be the color of water;
  Your voice will be like the wind;
You will go where the dust goes;
  None will know you have sinned.
None will know you are quiet,        5
  Or fluent, or bound, or free;
None will care you are nothing;
  You will be nothing to me.
Except a scarlet remembrance …
  As if, in a dream of pride,        10
A poppy had flaunted her petals
  One day to the sun, and died.

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