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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Fickle Lover
By Ernest Walsh
 
I HAVE made Life my mistress; built temples
Of song to her in my heart; paraded
Before her enemy, Death. And smiling,
Have kissed Life before Death’s envious eyes;
Proud in my lust, gay in my strength, love-wise.        5
 
But often in my dreams I’ve wished to touch
The cool sophisticated lips of Death.
 
 
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