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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
To H. D.
By Frances Gregg
 
YOU were all loveliness to me—
Sea-mist, the spring,
The blossoming of trees,
The wind,
Giver-of-Dreams.        5
Then—
A wistful silence guarded you about,
As in the spring
Iris and anemone are guarded.
And like a flame        10
Your beauty burned and wrought me
Into a bell,
Whose single note
Was echo of your silence.
Now—        15
You sing.
And I, muted,
Yet vibrate throughout,
Stirred by your hymn’s immemorial burden;
“Spare us from loveliness!”        20
 
 
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