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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Silent Ones
By Frances Shaw
 
I LIKE silent people.
I like to hear them speak,
Because their voices come from the silences
Of their own souls.
I seem to hear the sound        5
Of windless forests
And of still waters,
Which wrapt the earth before the day of man.
They know not, however, what they speak;
But I, who dwell in the roar of many streets—        10
I who listen, hear.
 
 
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