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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Hope of Heaven
By Florence Wilkinson
 
I SHALL tell thee some day, thou little wild god,
Of the pains I suffered for thee.
Thou wilt laugh a great laugh of diviner knowledge,
And sweep me up high beside thee.
Then I shall forget the dark travail-pains,        5
The blood-crimsoned trail, the lair, the long rains,
        Up there in the light beside thee.
No longer a sullen beast-mother, I,
With suspicious furred ears and a fierce agate eye,
        But winged and mighty like thee.        10
 
 
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