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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Love’s Passing
By Gladys Edgerton
GOLD as the sun,
  Bold as a boy,
Your wanton wings waken
  The love you destroy,
Leaving within the heart of each flower        5
Longing for an impassioned hour.
Shade of the sea,
  Maid of the sky,
Your azure wings beat on
  My heart as you fly        10
Dreamily on in a happy trance,
Letting me wither with never a glance.
Rare as a pearl,
  Fair as a nun,
Your white wings inspire        15
  The love that you shun,
Rising from passion and glad desire
Into the sun’s heart higher and higher.
Flown from the world,
  Blown like a breath,        20
You leave me earth-rooted
  And wedded to death,
Wasting for lips I have never known,
Hoarding my fragrance for you alone!

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