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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Chinese Epitaph
By Florence Kilpatrick Mixter
 
SHE was a Manchu lady …
Near the tomb where she lies
Broods an ancient Buddha with robes of jade and of coral
And curious lapis-blue eyes.
 
She was a wistful lady …        5
When the west wind sighs
Inscrutable even as the terrible calm of Buddha
Her impassive disguise.
 
She was a Manchu lady …
Azure the skies,        10
And golden the tracery sealing the proud lips of Buddha
As the west wind dies.
 
 
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