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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Mystic
By Witter Bynner
BY seven vineyards on one hill
    We walked. The native wine
In clusters grew beside us two,
    For your lips and for mine,
When, “Hark!” you said,—“Was that a bell        5
    Or a bubbling spring we heard?”
But I was wise and closed my eyes
    And listened to a bird;
For as summer leaves are bent and shake
    With singers passing through,        10
So moves in me continually
    The wingèd breath of you.
You tasted from a single vine
    And took from that your fill—
But I inclined to every kind,        15
    All seven on one hill.

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