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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Marion Strobel
From “Perennials”

I SEE myself meeting you.
I will wear the blue dress—
It is unobtrusive, you cannot dislike it;
And the hat with the flowers—
You once said you liked flowers on a hat.        5
I have bought new gloves
And pretty shoes that hurt.
Unconsciously I will get to your office,
I will walk up behind you—
Do you know you are getting quite gray?        10
I say your name quietly;
You swing around in your chair.
While you shake my hand
I feel myself in your arms:
I do not hear your polite, cordial voice say,        15
“This is indeed a pleasure.”

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