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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Three Voices
By Frances Shaw
 
The Tree:
    A WIND of pain and longing
Strips my boughs of their spring-time.
I bow, and rock, and sweep the ground;
Then, in the silence, hold me listening.
  Is this the after-calm in life,        5
  Or is it death?
 
The Spirit Within:
    I loved a warrior once,
And gave my heart in the spring-time.
Lonely I sought the whole world o’er
For one glance more. Unseeing, he passed by,        10
And then I laid me down within this tree
  And slept.
 
The Wind:
    Bow, bow your branches, O tree,
And sigh exceedingly that the Spirit within
May have memories of me.        15
  For I am he who passed her by
  In the spring-time.
 
 
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