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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
When Moonlight Falls
By Hilda Conkling
From “Song Nets”

WHEN moonlight falls on the water,
It is like fingers touching the chords of a harp
On a misty day.
When moonlight strikes the water
I cannot get it into my poem—        5
I only hear the tinkle of ripplings of light.
When I see the water’s fingers and the moon’s rays
I think of all the words I love to hear
And try to find words white enough        10
For such shining.

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