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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Beloved
By Louis Untermeyer
 
YOU are my holy city, my beloved;
  Dark as Jerusalem and bright as Rome.
The gates of you are opened generously
  To take the prodigal home.
 
What foreign towns I knew have never dimmed        5
  The burning memory of your altar-fire;
My backward-hungering heart has always heard
  In other songs, your choir.
 
I kiss your lips and dream of Lebanon!
  You are my living Zion; and I rest        10
Here in the temple of your body’s grace,
  Beneath the white wall of your breast.
 
 
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