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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Oh We Shall Meet
By Helen Hoyt
From “The Harp”

OH we shall meet,
But how shall be that meeting?
Oh we shall meet,
But there is no repeating
The look, the word, the laugh that used to be—        5
There is no meeting now for you and me.
We shall be there—in the room together, near—
But the old delight that made old meetings dear
Will not return, the leaping of will to will:
Only a husky word, a trembling that tries to be still;        10
And we shall look at each other then, unbelieving the past,
Knowing that even our sorrow could not last.

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