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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Point of View
By Joseph Warren Beach
 
From “Dry Points”

I OVERTOOK her on the bridge
  Loitering in the morning gray,
And straight she told me all her heart
  In her direct and childish way.
 
“Helen was sick for long,” she said,        5
  And slipped a trustful hand in mine.
“She never had to go to school,
  And she had oranges … and wine!…
 
“When Helen died, you should have seen
  The flowers, so many and so bright—        10
Red roses all about her face …
  And Helen’s face so very white!”
 
 
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