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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Grace Hazard Conkling
From “Songs for Places”
Old Mexico

THE CACTUS candelabra
  Are lit with yellow flowers:
Oh, take my jocund mornings,
  My glancing April hours!
Do you not know the desert        5
  Is slow to bloom again?—
The trail is long to April,
  Across an arid plain;
And it is but a moment—
  The time of cactus flowers.        10
Before the dusty journey,
  Come share my April hours!

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