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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
To One Beloved
By Glenn Ward Dresbach
 
BECAUSE I willed to have it so
I went last night where great trees grow,
And under them I made a bed
Of leaves and grasses, and my head
Was pillowed on the ripened clover …        5
It was beside a mountain stream
Where laden branches, bending over,
Make many patterns for a dream.
And there before I slept I heard
The leaves make melodies that stirred        10
An answer in my heart, and soon
New beauties flooded from the moon
About that cool, calm place. To me
Was given as to stream and grass and tree …
And now I come this morning to the town        15
  With sunlight over me,
Like a sun-crested river that goes down
  To give its light to the sea.
I am as grass that has known touch of dew,
I am as leaves the moonlight has shone through.        20
 
This is the morning when I may express
More understanding of your loveliness.
 
 
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