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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
On Being Denied Admittance to a Friend’s Garden
By Louise S. Hammond, trans.
From “Poems from the Chinese”
In the original syllabic and rhyme scheme, to accompany the Chinese chanting tunes.
By Yeh Shih (Sung Dynasty)

ALTHOUGH your gate bar my way,
You cannot check the spring’s play;
  For free above your proud wall
There hangs one apricot spray.

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