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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
When it Has Passed
By Emanuel Carnevali
 
From “The Splendid Commonplace”

LOVE—I thought it was a long ride in a boat
Over a quiet lake: around
The weeping willows let fall their hair
Into the water;
And amid those hairs, the rays        5
Which the sun had forgotten to take with him going away
Were of indigo-rose-purple-blue.
 
But now that it has passed I know it was a stream
That swept by roaring, destroying all, all.
In my soul, all that is left is a shrub        10
That sways and waves at the wind like the hair of a witch,
That whistles and curses the wind like the ghastly arm of a witch:
The remembrance.
 
 
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