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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
He Brought Us Clover-leaves
By Witter Bynner
 
From “Presences”

HE picked us clover-leaves and starry grass
And buttercups and chickweed. One by one,
Smiling he brought them. We can never pass
A roadside or a hill under the sun
Where his wee flowers will not return with him—        5
His little weeds and grasses, cups that brim
With sunbeams, leaves grown tender in the dew.
 
Come then, oh, come with us—and each in turn,
Children and elders, let us thread a few
Of all the daisies … to enfold his urn,        10
And fade beside this day through which he passes
Bringing us clover-leaves and starry grasses!
 
 
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