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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Sonnet
By Ernest Walsh
 
WHEN Love unveiled her body to my sight
And in my heart a strange unquiet grew,
As soft winds stir the bosom of the night
And, after, spill their tears as drops of dew—
When first Love laid aside her woven dress        5
Of silken-tissued dreams and scented stuff,
And fastened my young eyes with loveliness
Until I thought one world was scarce enough
To hold such utter happiness and pain—
I begged the god of love to strike me blind,        10
And seal Love’s image up within my brain,
Queen of my thoughts the kingdom of my Mind!
  But when I took Love’s body to my breast,
  Her lips were bitter, and her face a jest.
 
 
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