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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
To a Poet
By Marjorie Allen Seiffert
 
STRANGELY you say
The uttermost life has for you
In your own day
Blossoms and dies—there can ensue
No further power,        5
Longing, achievement, or unrest,
Beyond the hour
Earth takes your body to her breast.
 
So you devise
A diamond immortality,        10
And crystallize
Your soul in metric jewellery.
Well, let it shine,
Quaint relic of a past which lingers.
Children of mine        15
May touch it with warm, living fingers!
 
 
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