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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Maternity
By Alice Meynell
 
ONE wept, whose only babe was dead,
    New-born ten years ago.
“Weep not; he is in bliss,” they said.
    She answered, “Even so.
 
“Ten years ago was born in pain        5
    A child, not now forlorn;
But oh, ten years ago in vain
    A mother, a mother was born.”
 
 
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