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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Painted Saint in the Wood
By M. Lyster
THERE is a saint in love with God,
  That I often sit and watch
In the wood; and I cannot believe him,
  For I love what I see and touch.
Yesterday at this time        5
  Some heavy carts passed by;
One peasant sang, as he passed,
  A wandering melody.
I was sitting and watching the saint
  Painted in white and red—        10
I shall not understand him
  Till I am dead.

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