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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Mountain Tomb
By William Butler Yeats
 
POUR wine and dance if Manhood still have pride,
Bring roses if the rose be yet in bloom;
The cataract smokes upon the mountain side,
Our Father Rosicross is in his tomb.
 
Pull down the blinds, bring fiddle and clarionet        5
That there be no foot silent in the room
Nor mouth from kissing, nor from wine unwet;
Our Father Rosicross is in his tomb.
 
In vain, in vain; the cataract still cries
The everlasting taper lights the gloom;        10
All wisdom shut into his onyx eyes
Our Father Rosicross sleeps in his tomb.
 
 
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