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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Recompense
By Anne Elizabeth Wilson
 
YOU are growing old, my lithe and gay,
But age with you is different and rare;
Gray—yes, but like the mist that veils an autumn moon
Stretched across the black trees’ gaunt array.
Your light, now opalescent and more gently bright,        5
Makes beautiful the wintry night.
Why do you long for the bronze hue of youth,
Or the noisiness of its display?
Let us be comforted in this sweet quietness where
There is nothing loved before        10
But that our having loved so long can make more fair.
 
 
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