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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By A. Y. Winters
From “Monodies”

AS the wind rolls across the flowing treetops, so the
Delicate haze, blue flowing into green, rolls
Over the violet and brown undulations of these mountains.
Blue mist flowing into green mist over
The violet and brown undulations of the earth. Thus        5
Life flows into Death above Time’s translucent contours.
These mountains are the fingers of a sleeping hand. No
Jewels adorn its tawny tapering fingers. But in the silence
It moves forward through the delicate haze
(Blue flowing into green), while no one watches.        10
O you of the blind silent eyes, who stand
Your feet among the mountains and your head lost
Above the heavens translucent as Time’s contours—
And no jewels adorn your forehead, nor do your blind eyes
Peer toward the Mystery, being themselves the Mystery—        15
Move you a step nearer in the silence, your feet stirring
The delicate mist like soft sand
(Blue flowing into green), while no one watches.

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