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BROKEN MUSIC (IN MEMORIAM) There it lies broken, as a shard,- What breathed swveet music yesterday; The source, all mute, has passed awuay With its masked meaniingys still unmnarred. But melody will never cease.! Above the va-st cerulean sea Of heaveni, created harmonrll Rings and re-echoes its release! So, this dumb instrumnent that 1i s All ptou erlesss,-[ with spirit flown, Beyond the veil of the Unkniotwn To chant its lov e-hymned litanies,-] Though it may thrill us here no more With cadenced strain,-ini other spheres Will rise above the vanquished years And breathe its music as before! [Louisville Times] Written December 7th, 1914. Rose de Vaoux-Royer. The spirit of Madison Cawein passed at midnight from this world of inti- mate beauty "To stand a handsbreadth nearer Heajen and what is God!"