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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Two Voices
By Alice Corbin
 
From “Old Songs for New”

THERE is a country full of wine
And liquor of the sun,
Where sap is running all the year,
And spring is never done,
Where all is good as it is fair,        5
And love and will are one.
Old age may never come there,
But ever in to-day
The people talk as in a dream
And laugh slow time away.        10
 
But would you stay as now you are,
Or as a year ago?
Oh, not as then, for then how small
The wisdom we did owe!
Or if forever as to-day,        15
How little we could know!
 
Then welcome age, and fear not sorrow;
To-day’s no better than to-morrow,
Or yesterday that flies.
By the low light in your eyes,        20
By the love that in me lies,
I know we grow more lovely
Growing wise.
 
 
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