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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
August Gardens
By H. H. Bellamann
FAILING petals and dusty leaves
And drooping flower-heads,
Beneath unpitying skies
Unpromising of cloud or change—
Yet some faint life still moves        5
In your pale veins;
Some dumb, unknowing courage
Meets each day’s mocking sun.
How you keep faith with wind and rain!
I watch you in your silence,        10
Touch your curled tendrils;
While my tired eyes
Search heaven for promise
Or for change.
Can you know in your dim nerves        15
The touch of one who waits, like you,
And still keeps faith with God,
As you keep faith with wind and rain?

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