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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Diagonals
By Aline Kilmer
 
From “Novelette”

NOW this is the strangest thing since the world began:
You tell me that you are a bad and a violent man;
        But I see only
        A child, little and lonely,
Crying with fright in a desolate place apart.        5
 
While I am known as chaste and reasonably good;
But you are blind to my virtuous womanhood:
        Somehow you see,
        Dragged out of the depths of me,
The wanton that every women hides in her heart.        10
 
 
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