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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By G. Tucker Bispham
VISIONS are piled up on the morning skies!
  With great cloud-bastion, arch of mist, and spire
  Soaring to win the sun’s first golden fire,
The spacious mansions of the soul arise.
Grateful of heart, fresh-dedicated, wise,        5
  I to my earthly task, at heaven’s hire,
  Eagerly turn, and fear no more to tire,
Now such a hope is bright before mine eyes!
But toward the close of day, the scented air
  Thrills to a murmur and a beat of wings;        10
Twilight is veiled; “Who stirs—can Love be there?”
  No answer on his careless flight he flings:
But, was there not a summons of shy laughter?
I turn; I tremble; swift I follow after.

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