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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
In Memory
By Willard Wattles
 
Robert Clayton Westman of Massachusetts
died in France August 10th, 1918

Blest be the happy dead:
Where’er they lay their head,
Out-facers of pretence
Who have achieved indifference.
 
I will make his name silver,        5
  I will loose it to run
In terrible beauty
  From earth to the sun.
 
I will cast it in bronze
  And carve it in jade,        10
And ring it in bells
  That his memory made.
 
In beryl and jacinth,
  In onyx and flame,
In pearl and chalcedony—        15
  His beautiful name.
 
I will set it in rubies
  Till it make the blood start,
And oh, I will wear it
  In death on my heart!        20
 
 
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