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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Hand on a Harp
By Ellwood Colahan
 
LIKE the rose-breasted swallows at sunset
That glide and skim in the twilight
Above the pale gold of the river,
Touching the surface so lightly
That the smooth glints of the little ringlets        5
Might elude me—
Except that I love them …
 
Ay, even as the swallows,
Her hands,
All shadow and rose in the flickering light of the fire,        10
Flit dream-like over the golden strings,
Dipping with exquisite faintness
Till the circles of sound
Would filter away to the heavy darkness—
Except that I love them.        15
 
 
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