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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Over the Roofs
By Sara Teasdale
 
From “Love Songs”

I SAID, “I have shut my heart,
  As one shuts an open door,
That Love may starve therein
  And trouble me no more.”
 
But over the roofs there came        5
  The wet new wind of May,
And a tune blew up from the curb
  Where the street-pianos play.
 
My room was white with the sun
  And Love cried out in me,        10
“I am strong, I will break your heart
  Unless you set me free.”
 
 
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