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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Intruder
By Grace Stone Coates
 
ACROSS my book your hand augustly reaches—
  Thrusts it away.
I turn impatient to the window, watching
  The tossed trees’ play,
March sunshine glinting on a chilly rain-pool        5
  That snow-banks frame.
A lusty wind comes gusting on its errand
  And names your name.
 
Captive, defeated, having striven I yield me
  To thought awhile;        10
Letting the sunlight on the roughened waters
  Bear me your smile;
Hearing the mischief-making wind that named you
  Question afresh
If spirit find in spirit full contentment        15
  Only through flesh.
 
 
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