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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Easter Evening
By James Church Alvord
 
WALKING through woodlands and oncoming night
I saw His hair stream in the sky-line’s red,
I heard His footsteps on the path which led
Out from the naked trees; while golden light
Shook from His seamless robe, that, rimpling, slight        5
As woof of dream-stuff, flamed across the bed
Of some low-gurgling brook. He was not dead—
His risen presence was a world’s delight.
 
It was the magic of a night too fleet
That filled the valley with a foam of mist;        10
The scorch of cloud-banks that the sun still kissed,
And crunch of crinkled leaves beneath my feet.
I’d offer every breath I’ve yet to breathe,
Just to believe, O Master—to believe!
 
 
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