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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Happiness Betrays Me
By Helen Hoyt
From “The Harp”

HAPPINESS betrays me—
Happiness slays me!
Sorrow was kind and loneliness was my sweet companion,
Denial gave me good gifts.
Now freedom is a bondage upon me        5
And smoothness slackens my feet.
I will find my way back to the thorns;
I will find my way back again to the good thorns and steepness.
Happiness betrays me—
Happiness slays me.        10

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