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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Garden
By H. D.
 
I
YOU are clear,
O rose, cut in rock.
 
I could scrape the color
from the petals,
like spilt dye from a rock.        5
 
If I could break you
I could break a tree.
 
If I could stir
I could break a tree,
I could break you.        10
 
II
O wind, rend open the heat,
cut apart the heat,
slit it to tatters.
 
Fruit cannot drop
through this thick air;        15
fruit cannot fall into heat
that presses up and blunts
the points of pears,
and rounds grapes.
 
Cut the heat:        20
plough through it,
turning it on either side
of your path.
 
 
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