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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Answer
By Agnes Lee
 
    WAVE, wave,
    You seem to be dreaming—
    Wave, wave—
    In the sunbeams warm.
    Wave, wave,        5
    What are you, what are you—
    Wave, wave—
    Of the changing form?
 
I am a round bright beautiful wave.
All day with my ripples the shore I pave.        10
 
    Wave, wave,
    They say you are pitiless—
    Wave, wave—
    When the ships outroam.
    Wave, wave,        15
    They call you a savior—
    Wave, wave—
    When the ships come home.
 
I have no thought for a life or a grave.
I am a round bright beautiful wave.        20
 
 
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