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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
On the Height
By Eunice Tietjens
 
From “Facets”

THE FOOTHILLS called us, green and sweet;
  We dallied, but we might not stay,
And all day long we set our feet
  In the wind’s way.
 
We climbed with him the wandering trail        5
  Up to the last keen, lonely height—
Where snow-peaks clustered, sharp and frail,
  Swimming in light.
 
Sheer on the edge of heaven we dwelt
  And laughed above the blue abyss,        10
While on my happy lips I felt
  Your windy kiss.
 
You were the spirit of the height,
  The breath of sun and air.
A bird dipped wing, and, swift and white,        15
  Peace brooded there.
 
 
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