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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
My Porch
By Harriet Monroe
 
From “Carolina Wood-cuts”

MY porch stands high,
And between the floor and the roof the apple-tree
Shoots in its green branches.
The blossoms are gone,
But silver sunlight dapples the leaves,        5
And little apples are rounding in the shadows.
Below me in the garden
Young shoots make green lines in the tawny soil.
Little peach-trees border it,
With three dark pines behind them.        10
And beyond, blue and green through the new-washed air,
Curves upward the crest of a hill
Against the pale blue sky.
 
So sweet, so still—
Hardly a breeze is blowing        15
To rustle the shining leaves.
At peace is the round, green world—
At peace.
Everywhere.
 
 
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