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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Muse in Church
By Leyland Huckfield
 
THE GATES of brass are closed
That guard the ivory altar;
The great arched rafters frown on thee
Who art the harlot’s daughter.
With lips like a carmine rose,        5
With robes like orchids rare,
With breath like spices delicate
That languorous pagans bear;
With thy petal cheeks aglowing,
And with thy white knees showing,        10
And shy, soft eyes that falter—
Go hence, enticing demon child,
Thou hast not beads nor psalter.
 
 
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