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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Sanctuary
By Florence Kilpatrick Mixter
 
HOW is it faith outstrips the doubting word,
Leaving the skeptic brain in overthrow—
And, swift as arrow from the archer’s bow,
Flies up, and ever upward, like a bird?
Today the heavy mists of doubt are stirred        5
By distant currents, winds that softly blow;
As if a promise given long ago
Were faintly whispered and as faintly heard.
I sometimes think that high above Earth’s dome
Our hopes from turret to dream-turret soar,        10
And like gray pigeons build their nests and mate.
There Beauty harbors them when they turn home
From their wide circling, and forevermore
Their sanctuary is inviolate.
 
 
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