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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
He Forgets Yvonne
By William Griffith
 
TURNING a sudden corner,
  She reached the trysting place:
The gods, grown weary of the sun,
  Put twilight in her face.
 
Dreams, swift hopes, rising, falling,—        5
  Too soon, too late, too soon—
Were as a tide that rose and fell
  At the will of the moon.
 
Around us was the star-shine:
  Like May in flowers clad,        10
Speaking, she had the voice of brooks
  That made the meadows glad.
 
She spoke of the great wonder
  That in her heart was laid
And in her life had come to pass:        15
  Ah, need she be afraid?
 
The moon, with little vision,
  Saw what was going on,
And by designing sorcery
  Made me forget Yvonne;        20
 
And lose her in this happy,
  Inconsequential crowd,
Feeling in silence with Pierrette
  What Pierrot sings aloud.
 
 
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