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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Ilex Tree
By Agnes Lee
From “Sleep Poems”

WHAT spirit touched the faded lambrequin,
And slept? The doorway’s lintel, ambered, rosed
With age, overlooks a stunted ilex tree
Grown in the middle path. Its branches guard
The house in silence, or with green dark gesture        5
Spreading protection, whisper pleadingly:
“The past is asleep behind the lambrequin.
Do not go in. The door is closed.”

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