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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Hrolf’s Thrall—His Song
By Willard Wattles
 
From “On the Road”

THERE be five things to a man’s desire:
Kine flesh, roof-tree, his own fire,
Clean cup of sweet wine from goat’s hide,
And through dark night one to lie beside.
 
Four things poor and homely be:        5
Hearth-fire, white cheese, own roof-tree,
True mead slow brewed with brown malt;
But a good woman is savor and salt.
 
Plow, shove deep through gray loam;
Hack, sword, hack for straw-thatch home;        10
Guard, buckler, guard both beast and human;
God, send true man his true woman!
 
 
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