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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
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By Katherine Wisner McCluskey
 
From “Summer Phases”

THE PURPLE shadow clings with desperate will
Tightly to the granite hill;
Tries to grow to it.
I try, beloved, dear,
To carve me out one solid moment here—        5
Afraid of cruel winds to blow,
Winds implacable that know
Shadows go.
 
Winds strip shadows off from hills,
Signalled by cloudy change above.        10
An instant’s whim, and death may harry love.
Should it sever you from me,
I drift, I drift,
Agnostic of reality.
 
 
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