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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Death and the Aviator
By Wanda Petrunkevitch
 
JOYOUSLY he dips and flies,
Floats at ease in the windy skies
Where the changing cloud hosts run;
Fragile winged between earth and sun,
Strong in youth and seeming free:        5
And he rides, O Death, with thee!
 
Piteous and a broken thing,
Solemn, slow, the mourners bring.
Crushed the torch and quenched the fire
Of his prophet’s keen desire;        10
Where—oh, where the living flame?-
Spirit thou alone could’st tame?
 
 
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