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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Topaz of the Sixties
By Marsden Hartley
From “Sunlight Persuasions”

IN the little tired spring,
Weary with the years of bubbling,
Deep down to where the gold sand comes to light
I see wreaths and wreaths of smiles.        5
“L’amour quand-même!”
The gold bird in the cage exclaims.
“L’amour quand-même!”—reiterates the lark
To the dahlias and the petunia buds
In the garden.        10
Sings the nightingale in the plum-boughs,
Where the clematis shuts the window in
With fragrant fringe.
Once it was a precious stone—        15
Long, long, ago.

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