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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Last Song of Bilitis
By Margaret Widdemer
 
From “Voices of Women”

UNDER dusky laurel leaf,
  Scarlet leaf of rose,
I lie prone, who have known
  All a woman knows.
 
Love and grief and motherhood,        5
  Fame and mirth and scorn,
These are all shall befall
  Any woman born.
 
Jewel-laden are my hands,
  Tall my stone above—        10
Do not weep that I sleep,
  Who was wise in love.
 
Where I walk, a shadow gray
  Through gray asphodel,
I am glad, who have had        15
  All that life can tell.
 
 
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