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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Matins
By DuBose Heyward
 
From “Charleston Poems”

I SAW you pray today
  Out in the park—
Poor little storm-driven
  Child of the dark.
 
Body to earth you lay        5
  On the young grass,
Learning the shining way
  April may pass.
 
I saw the clear song
  Cardinals make        10
Brush your face tangibly,
  Like wind on the lake.
 
Then, in the hedge
  Where japonicas grew,
A little breeze was born,        15
  Boyish and new.
 
I saw it find you
  And rustle your name;
Lift you, and carry you
  Like a slim flame        20
 
Out where the trees break,
  Leaving wide skies.
Now I see always
  The prayer in your eyes.
 
 
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