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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Silver Filagree
By Elinor Wylie
 
From “Still Colors”

THE ICICLES wreathing
  On trees in festoon
Swing, swayed to our breathing:
  They’re made of the moon.
 
She’s a pale, waxen taper;        5
  And these seem to drip
Transparent as paper
  From the flame of her tip.
 
Molten, smoking a little,
  Into crystal they pass;        10
Falling, freezing, to brittle
  And delicate glass.
 
Each a sharp-pointed flower,
  Each a brief stalactite
Which hangs for an hour        15
  In the blue cave of night.
 
 
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