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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
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By Aline Kilmer
 
From “Novelette”

ALL that I had of wings—
  And they were not large nor bright—
I broke against the harshness of your grieving,
  Night after night.
 
All that I had of song—        5
  It was weak and low, I fear—
Was sung to ease the ache of your own sorrow.
  But you would not hear.
 
All that I had of tears—
  And my tears were warm and blest—        10
Were shed to make your agony less lonely,
  Upon your breast.
 
All that I asked to share
  Was the pain that you would not show.
Now I have given you all that I had to give you,        15
  Will you let me go?
 
 
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