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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Ragpicker
By Frances Shaw
THE RAGPICKER sits and sorts her rags:
  Silk and homespun and threads of gold
She plucks to pieces and marks with tags;
  And her eyes are ice and her fingers cold.
The Ragpicker sits in the back of my brain;        5
  Keenly she looks me through and through.
One flaming shred I have hidden away—
  She shall not have my love for you.

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