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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
With Child
By Florence Kiper Frank
 
From “New Life”

AH, I am heavy now and patient,
Moving as the dumb, tamed animals move, ploddingly,
Burdened, burdened;
Knowing ahead of me the iron pain—yet am I dumb and patient.
A stillness is thick and heavy upon me …        5
Waiting …
 
Inevitably you unfold within me.
Sudden I am smitten with terror—
How shall I carry the burden of a soul!
 
 
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