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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Bark-bound
By Agnes Lee
 
From “Pictures of Women”

IN her home a woman I know
Is a bark-bound tree;
The flowers bloom at her feet,
But she does not see.
 
The knife has glittered by        5
To the forest to prune,
And left her deaf to the wind
And blind to the moon.
 
She must live on her sap
In her ease and dark,        10
Until she shrivels and dies
In her walls of bark.
 
Unless the glittering knife
Should return her way,
And set its steel to the bark        15
And let in day.
 
 
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