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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
I Shall Remember
By Grace Fallow Norton
OPEN to me the door of heaven
  For an hour, an hour!
Let me pace the floor of heaven,
  Let me pluck one flower!
Forever and forever heaven        5
  Will live upon my lips.
I shall remember. Never heaven
  Shall fail my seeking ships.
I shall be shod and swathed with heaven—
  Ah, the blue filmy veil—        10
Because for an hour I bathed in heaven
  Whose winds hurt and heal.
I shall remember. Songs of heaven,
  I shall sing them still;
Like the silver throngs of heaven        15
  I shall have heaven’s will.
So open to me the door of heaven
  For an hour, an hour!
Let me breathe the air of heaven,
  Let me pluck one flower!        20

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