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

I HAVE seen him, and his hand
Has that slow gesture still.
 
My tutored heart
That had gone quietly these many months
And happily, securely, beat its way        5
Glad to be free of the old instancy—
My heart betrayed me.
Cowardly it stopped;
And then it leaped,
And the old Panic hoofbeats thundered in my ears.        10
 
Oh, is there then no peace for me
When old love will not die?
And shall I conquer all things,
Thrusting up, through the intolerable pain of growth,
Until my soul        15
Leaps wingéd to the sunset’s rim—
Only at last to break myself on love,
And fall a-trembling like an aching girl
Because he has a beautiful, slow hand?
 
 
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