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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
I Heard a Flute
By Ruth Gaines
 
I HEARD a flute that sang unto the dawn,
The dawn dove-grey,
Until it flushed to swift desire the wan
White heart of day:
 
Until it brimmed the virgin-breasted hills        5
With golden fire,
And sang through all the azure-veined rills
Love’s wild desire.
 
O child heart of the Dawn, who lay so mute
On Night’s dark breast,        10
I saw you quicken to the shepherd flute
Of love’s unrest;
 
I saw you ravished from your skyey sphere—
Fleet-foot you ran,
Down dryad paths you followed clear        15
The Flute of Pan.
 
 
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