Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Charles Erskine Scott Wood
I SAY you are a spirit,
So delicate and pale.
You are not flesh,
But in you love is meshed
Which makes earth heaven, or near it—        5
So all words fail.
Your face is moon-white, and withal
Sad as the moon;
And in your eyes a light,
As of a temple lit by night        10
Where tired souls creep and fall,
Asking God’s boon.
Prostrate am I before your soul,
For I have seen
That it is luminous as love, as pure as pain,        15
And kept forever washed by sorrow’s rain.
A chosen one to stand before the goal
And lead the bruised one in.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.