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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
But I Have Lived
By Willard Wattles
 
LOVE is in my heart tonight as a bird is in its nest;
I will build me a wall of song from the fragrance of thy breast.
For some are wise, and some are not, and some will go their way;
But I have rifled the rose of life, and I have had my day.
It’s many will lay their golden heads in the muck of Flanders clay,        5
And many are quick and warm tonight who will be cold in May;
But I have lived and I have loved …. a little song is best—
Love is in my heart tonight as a bird is in its nest.
 
 
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