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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Grace Fallow Norton
I LONG for white lilies,
  White roses and rest—
White raiment and silence,
  Like a dove’s white breast.
Thy faun came too near me,        5
  (Well loved I the dance)
My garland he blighted
  With his ribald glance.
Thy faun danced too wildly,
  His wreath was awry,        10
His pipe was discordant,
  Too harsh was his cry.
I long for white raiment:
  My garland so gay
I’ve plucked at in horror        15
  And flung far away.
I long for white lilies,
  I ask to be still.
Oh silence his singing!
  Come, cover and kill!        20

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