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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Bringers of Gifts
By Helen Birch-Bartlett
 
From “A Line-a-day for Certain Lovers”

HIGH above the city
We stood, and watched the boats upon the river.
 
You had your dreams….
But the deeper peace that I knew at last
Was not in your eyes’ grey depths.        5
 
From the cup of my hands
You drank but the remembrance of sorrow;
I knew but the fragrance of your spirit
When the censer
Lay broken at my feet.        10
 
Above the city
We watched the life of the river.
We saw the lights appear….
 
 
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