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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
One Face in the Crowd
By Glenn Ward Dresbach
 
WHERE have I seen your face before?
Why does it seem so out of place
In a room with curtained windows
And a closed door?
Ah, lovely face,        5
That a star has kissed and the sun,
That the wind has touched with loving fingers,
Still the wonder lingers, lovely one.
 
I remember. Summer came
With a heart of song and flame.        10
Boughs were swaying, winds were playing
Little lutes that knew your name—
On a hillside where the grasses
Waved into the waves of sea
 
And the sea waved into skies …        15
Now it all comes back to me,
As I look into your eyes
As I looked into them then …
Wonder goes to come again.
 
Long ago, long ago,        20
On the hillside near the sea,
What did we talk of?
Was it love?
Or did we stand there silently?
So it seems to me        25
As I look on you today.
Wonder comes, words go away.
 
 
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