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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Night in the City
By Ellen Margaret Janson
From “Tableaux”

I HEAR them pass by the wall of my garden—
The swift whisper of silk,
And laughter—
Tinkling like the wind-bells on the shadowy terrace,
Tinkling and calling.        5
Their lanterns form a necklace
Of gems,
Low-strung across the dusk.
Their laughter dies away past the wall of my garden.
In the willow        10
The echo lingers—
The echo of laughter, failing
Into sudden weariness.
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