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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Bird of Passion
By Rollo Britten
 
LEAVE the lovely words unsaid;
For another thought is fled
From my dream-entangled mind.
Bird of passion, unenshrined,
I can never phrase thee quite—        5
So I speed thee on thy flight,
Unembodied thus forever,
Floating in a mist that never
May be raiséd. Thou art one
Of the black-winged birds that run,        10
With uncomprehended flight,
Unimpeded down the night.
 
 
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