Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
As You Are Now
By Marjorie Allen Seiffert
From “Gallery of Paintings”

UNDER golden boughs that lean and drift
You lift your head, and ripples of light
Touch the leaves till they quiver,
Reaching down in a motionless
Unachieved caress.        5
The branches ache with their desire,
And the wind holds its breath.
The moment dies in a shiver
Of icy fire—eternity and death.
Then leaves fall softly on your head.        10

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.