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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
To Her Who Passes
By Maurice Browne
HER footsteps fall in silent sands;
  Her hands are cool like growing leaves;
The fingers of her hovering hands
  Touch lightly, pass; and time bereaves
The benison of her caress        5
Of peace, or pain, or bitterness.
The kisses of her mouth like dew
  Rain gently down; if she has sinned,
That she had sinned she never knew;
  Lightly she walks upon the wind,        10
And like the wind she leaves no trace
Upon the quiet of this place.

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