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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Without Words
By Marion Strobel
From “That Year”

THE SILENCE thins out—falls away
Before a vivid stillness
That we press
Nearer with words.
We say our usual ritual—close the day        5
With laughter, while the stillness spreads
A halo round our nodding heads.
Again we praise the little past, praise what is done;
Cling to the days we’ve lost,
And lose the hour we’ve won.        10

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