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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
Salutation to a Mouse
By Marsden Hartley
IF a mouse makes a nest
Of one’s written words,
Is there else to do but accept
The flattery?
I have deemed it wise to do so.        5
I have thanked him
As he scurried in and out
Of the room.
He has faced the winter        10
With a nest of my words.
I did not suspect them
Of such worth against the cold.

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