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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Girl with the Camelia Smile
By Marsden Hartley
 
From “Sunlight Persuasions”

EYES
        Little vanity mirrors
From Damascus.
Her hair—
                Is a packet of love-letters
Burned to a crisp—on the Sunday
Morning—of a sad young man.        5
Gowned one way—a maple leaf
Bitten with frost-lips—
Whisked from the last boughs
                        Of October.
The last wild leaf fierce with autumnal ecstasies.
 
He was one wind who danced with her—        10
The sad young Sunday-morning man.
He had seen her—gathering—
                    Shell-flowers
 
On a brown sea’s edge—
Before the moon had withered.
 
 
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