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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Kindness
By Marion Strobel
 
From “That Year”

PART the curtains gently—
Let them fall
In soft finalities of color
After you.
Let there be no certainty of doors        5
Between us:
Part the curtains gently.
 
I hold out my hands
And my life goes from me;
I draw my thought        10
Through a profusion of vanities
And am not comforted:
I am a sleep-walker
Within this sunlit room.
 
You have done as I have bidden you,        15
And the act is heavy
With kindness.
There is no certainty of doors
Between us:
I grope for a beginning,        20
Or an end.
 
 
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