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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Noon in the Temple
By Ruth Tenney
 
From “In China”

NOONS drop gently here, and steal on the winds away.
Noons fall silently as flower-petals fall;
From the quiet dream-lit hills they fall
Into the court—petals of oleander falling:
Noons of today, noons of yesterday,        5
Fragrant noons of centuries ago—
A hush in the wind, the soft tones of a gong
Touched lightly like an ancient song
Begun and never ended. It is so
They come and rest awhile, and then are gone        10
Upon the wind.
 
 
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