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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Two Impressions
By Richard Aldington
 
In France (1916–1918)

I
THE COLORLESS morning glides upward
Over the marsh and ragged trees.
 
Though our mood be sombre
And our bodies angry for more sleep,
This feathered softness of pale light,        5
Falling negligently upon us,
Delights us.
 
II
High above the drab barren ground
Three herons beat across the dawn-blue sky.
They drift slowly away        10
Until they appear
As three horizontal umber brush-strokes
On finely shaded cobalt.
And the mist, driven by the wind
Up and across the distant hill,        15
Gleams like soft white hair
Brushed amorously backward!
 
 
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