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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Clover
By Edith Wyatt
 
THE CLOVER’S grassy breath,
To him who listeneth
    Upon the pastured lea,
Is like the monotone
Of some far sheep-bell, blown        5
    From tranquil Arcady.
 
The airs of that last rose,
That late and crimson blows
    And frosted dies,
Smell, as in green and dew,        10
The first, first rose that blew
    In waking Paradise.
 
What fragrance, ages hence,
Shall tell the listening sense
    Of men who guess—        15
Men whose far lives shall range
On paths remote and strange—
    Our happiness?
 
 
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