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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Holy Light
By John Hall Wheelock
WHERE Life like a candle burns
  In the darkness of the night,
Moth-like my lost spirit yearns
  Nearer in his circling flight.
Luringly her beauty draws        5
  Onward with each shuddering breath,
Till I flutter, till I pause
  In the radiance of death.
I am flaming, I am fled—
  All around you reigns the night;        10
But my agony has fed
  You a moment, holy light!

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