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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Little Tavern
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
 
I’LL keep a little tavern
  Below the high hill’s crest,
Wherein all gray-eyed people
  May set them down and rest.
 
There shall be plates a-plenty,        5
  And mugs to melt the chill
Of all the gray-eyed people
  Who happen up the hill.
 
There sound will sleep the traveler,
  And dream his journey’s end,        10
But I will rouse at midnight
  The falling fire to tend.
 
Aye, ’tis a curious fancy—
  But all the good I know
Was taught me out of two gray eyes        15
  A long time ago.
 
 
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