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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
An Old Woman with Flowers
By Agnes Lee
From “Pictures of Women”

I LIKE to see the eager-faced old woman
Walking at sunset down the city street.
Always she holds against her heart with fervor
Her sprays of meadow-sweet.
She passes daily, and I never see her        5
Without the flowers she gathers to her so.
I do not know how destiny softens, hardens
The ways her feet must go,
Nor what her eyes forever are beholding
Beyond the sordid walls and grimy towers,        10
Nor what against her agèd heart she presses,
Pressing the meadow flowers.

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