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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Vernon Castle
By Harriet Monroe
 
Killed in the Aviation Service Feb. 15th, 1918.

DEAD dancer, how is this?—the laurel here
            Upon your bier?
The brazen wings, the sword—and the shrill tone
            Of bugles blown?
 
Why do you wear, light-footed one—O proud!—        5
            The flag for shroud?
Where have you danced? from what high-spheréd dome
            Have you come home?
 
Bravo!—you trod the measure gallantly,
            Swiftly flew free!        10
Goodbye—perhaps your flight has just begun
            Under the sun.
 
 
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