Harriet Monroe(23 December 1860 - 26 September 1936 / Chicago, Illinois)
In The Beginning
- by Harriet Monroe273
WHEN sunshine met the wave, Then love was born; Then Venus rose to save A world forlorn.
For light a thousand wings Of joy unfurled, And bound with golden rings The icy world.
And color flamed the earth With glad desire, Till life sprang to the birth, Fire answering fire,
And so the world awoke, And all was done, When first the ocean spoke Unto the sun.
In The Louvre
- by Harriet Monroe88
Queen Karomana, slim you stand, In bronze with little flecks of gold— Queen Karomana. O royal lady, lift your hand, Shatter the stone museum cold, Queen Karomana.
The wide Nile sleeps, the desert stings With color. Shake your tresses free, Queen Karomana ! The sleepy lotus shines and swings— Loose your bound limbs and sail with me In a smooth shallop to the sea, Queen Karomana!
Queen Karomana, still so mute, So delicate, yet cold as snow, Queen Karomana? An ice-wind, boldly resolute, Rippled your thin robe long ago, And froze you into bronze—I know— But left your garment's flecks of gold And the slim grace men loved of old, Queen Karomana!
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