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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Dirge for One Dying
By Frank S. Gordon
 
From “Gold in the Desert”

MOURNER—who?—who cries?—
Leaping, weeping, deep-voiced—cries?
 
Leaping waters call afar there,
Weeping rapids moan to sea-waves.
These, but waves rushing unabated—        5
Down they go—
Go—
 
In the place, the place where I sit, I am called to enter
Spirit waters.
Spirit waters call afar there,        10
Spirit rapids moan to sea-waves.
Rush they on, headlong, unabated—
Down they go—go….
 
 
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