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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Silence Stirs Again
By Marion Strobel
From “Song Sketches”

THE SILENCE that has lain so long between us
Stirs again:
The rushes bend in shining pathways
To the shining end;
The air is burdened with the rose that is not there—        5
Always the rose.
I have no laughter now, no tears—
Only the silence grows big with years,
Only the silence has a touch
That hurts overmuch.        10
The rushes bend
In shining pathways to the shining end;
Bend, and close.

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