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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
398. Like Music
 
By John Hall Wheelock
 
 
YOUR body’s motion is like music;
  Her stride ecstatical and bright
Moves to the rhythm of dumb music,
  The unheard music of delight.
 
The silent splendor of the creation        5
  Speaks through your body’s stately strength,
And the lithe harmony of beauty
  Undulates through its lovely length.
 
And rhythmically your bosom’s arches,
  Alternately, with every breath        10
Lift lifeward in long lines of beauty,
  And lapse along the slopes of death.
 

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