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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Not in the Whirlwind
By Karle Wilson Baker
DO I speak soft and little—
Do I offer you a drop of honey in a bent brown leaf?
Yet I too have been rent by the whirlwind:
I have lain trembling under its bellowings;
I have endured its fangs;        5
I have heard it hiss and groan, “Bitterness, bitterness!”
But all I have left,
After its searchings and its rendings,
May be told in a soft voice
And is sweet—        10
Like a drop of thick honey in a bent brown leaf.

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