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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Beauty
By Leon Herald
 
From “A Trifoliate”

OVER beauty I am a weeping willow.
I begged of God to grant me a look at beauty,
And He sent me traveling a billion years
To come to this world.
I came my way an empty vessel, longing for beauty.        5
I shall go my way fulfilled, glorifying beauty.
 
When I look on beauty
I secure a day’s provision;
Thus I accumulate food for another billion years.
When I see beauty        10
It propels wheels in me,
And puts me in communication with God instantly,
To thank Him that I am arrived.
 
My only grief in life is to see a thing without beauty.
Over beauty I am a weeping willow.        15
 
 
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