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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Love Untold
By Earl Marlatt
 
I CANNOT tell
How much I love you.
A haunting legend frightens me.
 
The men who dared for Helen
Knew sacredly        5
What I have learned and fear:
The swan that sings its soul
Must die, my dear,
Must die.
 
I cannot tell        10
How much I love you.
But—
 
There was a Man
Once, long ago,
Who loved you so divinely,        15
That he hung upon a cross
And died—
Died shamefully—for you.
 
My darling, would you understand?
 
I cannot tell        20
How much I love you, sweet-my-dear,
Unless I die—
Unless I die.
 
 
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