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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Eos
By W. Bryher
 
From “Hellenics”

YOUR face is the flush of Eos:
You are dawn.
Your face is Greece.
 
Under your lifted arm
There is lavender to kiss;        5
Sea-lavender, spiced with salt.
 
Before the fierce cyclamen wine has burnt my lips,
I kiss your limbs, wild followers of Artemis.
 
Your eyes break sleep!
I touch the pansy set below your heart;        10
Each kiss a star
That fades upon your body, which is dawn.
 
April scent of your throat,
O spiced flowers of your shoulders,
Will you shrink from the lion, my heart?        15
 
 
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