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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
After Vespers
By Ajan Syrian
From “I Sing of My Life While I Live It”

  THE SINGERS are all hushed and gone
From the chapel.
Dreaming, I linger here alone,
Ever unsatisfied, yearning.
Softly the gray Silence enters, and sits beside me.        5
Her palms are flushed
From the brow of the passionate city.
She laid them there for a cool blessing of peace;
Now, their touch quivers me.
She is shod with unworded prayers.        10
Violets from the spring twilight are her eyes,
Deep with desire.

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