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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Youth and Age
By Elizabeth Hart Pennell
 
YOUTH has music on his lips
  And in his hurrying feet,
Rhythm in his finger-tips
  And in his laughter sweet.
 
Age has silence on his tongue—        5
  Never a note or sound;
But his heart is often wrung
  By music all around.
 
Youth has tongue, but lacks an ear—
  He whistles, pipes and sings.        10
Age is still, but he can hear
  Silence and growing things.
 
 
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