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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Frightened Face
By Marion Strobel
From “Song Sketches”

CHILD of the frightened face,
  Trying to understand
The little bit of love
  Under your hand,
Holding the little love        5
  Under fingers that crush
That which is soft as the
  Throat of a thrush,
Holding your hand upon
  The wonder of the thing,        10
Crushing out the song that
  Wanted to sing:
Child of the frightened face,
  Why do your fingers try
To kill the little love?        15
  Soon it would die.

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