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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
March in Tryon
By Florence D. Snelling
 
I
IN the sweet March morning
  On the upland road
Sunshine and Blue Moth
  And I were abroad.
 
Like a voice the Silence        5
  Where old leaves lay dead:
“Make straight a highway
  For the Spring!” it said.
 
II
O East, there still are stars (a sign for sleep!)
  Like daffodils in a dark garden springing,        10
While the white moon slips down that other deep
  Of West, with low clouds clinging.
We wake for day, my armored-pine and I,
But only Watchman Wind goes lightly by,
  His “All’s well!” singing.        15
 
III
I have listened, O wind—
I must go.
The valleys below
Into blossom are breaking,
But snow        20
I shall find
On the way I am taking,
I know.
 
Level lands become steep,
Rough with stone.        25
There goes none
On this journey uncharted,
Save one
Who will keep
To the heights joyous-hearted,        30
Alone.
 
I have felt thee, O wind,
Out of space
Touch my face.
There shall be no returning.        35
New ways
Feet must find,
And the slow lips be learning
New praise.
 
 
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