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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Light of Love
By Elizabeth J. Coatsworth
 
From “Vermilion Seals”

NAY, bury her in her cloak; she was not one
To prison in a coffin. At her head,
When you have strewn the earth with forest leaves,
Pile apricots and peaches, apples red,
Plums, oranges and grapes in one sweet heap—        5
There where shall hover breathless-humming bees,
And birds that taste, then sit and preen their wings.
And at the foot, I ask that you leave these—
Her slippers. Then some shepherdess may try
In vain to put them on; or little fay,        10
Knotting her long green hair, steal near to glance.
So may she know that I forget to-day,
And think of her as when she used to dance.
 
 
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