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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Unloved
By Alison Buchanan
 
STEPHEN, son of me,
  You will never be born, my dear.
Light of day you will never see,
  And the earth-sounds never hear.
 
But after I have died,        5
  When I come to the courts of the sun—
Though husband-love I have never had,
  And lovers never a one—
 
You will stand with a ripple of joy
  On the lips that have never smiled,        10
And I shall clasp my son at last—
  My child, my child!
 
 
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