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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Ritual
By Florence Kilpatrick Mixter
 
KNEELING, I worship at that holy shrine
Where Love returns when the beloved is gone:
Where night, the sea, and one dark Gothic pine
Breathe their old covenants of golden dawn.
Again I hear the reverberant plaintive tides        5
Chanting their litanies upon the dune,
And dream I await you where the sea divides,
Cleft by the silver pathway of the moon.
Though when the eastern rim of heaven pales
I shall arise alone, uncomforted,        10
Now, like a jewelled censer, night exhales
The perfumed incense of a dream long dead;
And your rapt spirit, like an organ, pours
Its glad hosannas on long-echoing shores.
 
 
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