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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Shadow
By William Carlos Williams
 
From “Root Buds”

  SOFT as the bed in the earth
Where a stone has lain—
So soft, so smooth and so cool,
Spring closes me in
With her arms and her hands.        5
 
  Rich as the smell
Of new earth on a stone,
That has lain, breathing
The damp through its pores—
Spring closes me in        10
With her blossomy hair;
Brings dark to my eyes.
 
 
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