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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Chaste Lovers
By Glenway Wescott
 
From “Still-hunt”

SIBERIA is a land
Drops from a cloud.
The shackles click,
Yet never loud,
 
Upon a pavement        5
Of the frost—
A road we know,
Yet still are lost
 
Within the semblance
Of its cold        10
Mile after mile
Till we are old.
 
You and I, man and maid,
Together form
Procession or cavalcade        15
Minute as a worm.
 
Prisoners to each other,
And to these even less kind—
The bottomless beauty of body,
The bottomless pomp of mind.        20
 
And perpetually discontent,
We eye the crows,
Or watch the weasel where it went,
Or hail the wind that blows.
 
 
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