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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Nun
By Odell Shepard
ONE glance, and I had lost her in the riot
      Of tangled cries.
She trod the clamor with a cloistral quiet
      Deep in her eyes,
As though she heard the muted music only        5
      That silence makes
Among dim mountain summits and on lonely
      Deserted lakes.
There is some broken song her heart remembers
      From long ago;        10
Some love lies buried deep, some passion’s embers
      Smothered in snow.
Far voices of a joy that sought and missed her
      Fail now, and cease….
And this has given the deep eyes of God’s sister        15
      Their dreadful peace.

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