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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Ave Venezia
By Grace Hazard Conkling
 
THE OCEAN is a garden
  That folds you closely home
With larkspur-blue from heaven,
  And roses of bright foam.
 
The dawn upon your waters        5
  Is like anemones:
Your noons are flaked with scarlet
  As from pomegranate trees.
 
The bubble-towers that sunset
  Dilates with rainbow light,        10
Dusk turns to shadowed silver
  Like olive trees at night.
 
O silver of dark olives,
  Of cool night-shrouded seas,
That gives you rest from color,        15
  And time for memories!
 
 
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