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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
A Man to a Dead Woman
By Maxwell Bodenheim
 
From “Charcoals”

  A CHILD half-sleepily piecing together bits of paper,
I draw close the remnants of my mind.
And when they are quite together, the lack of you blows them apart.
My spirit, curving as a pliant, burdened tree,
Sitting with your spirit, and plaiting the shadows of its hair,        5
Does not see the child and his labors.
 
I do not know whether to be joy-white with my spirit,
Or rent-gray with the blown remnants of my mind.
 
 
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