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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Old Folk
By Mildred Plew Merryman
 
TWO old women live in our street:
One is sour and the other is sweet.
 
Here is a secret hid in youth:
Young lips and eyes may mask the truth,
 
But wrinkled faces hold the print—        5
Coins they are that speak their mint.
 
Youth is a spicy potpourri—
None may guess what the contents be;
 
But old folk all must come to an hour
When they turn quite plainly sweet or sour.        10
 
 
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