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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Contentment
By Winifred Webb
 
THE WIDE grey sweep of ocean and the long white curl of foam,
The ever-pleading wash of waves, the never-ceasing moan:
I used to scorn their beauty with a heart that spurned its home.
 
Oh for the silver shining of fair cities o’er the sands!
Oh for the song of dusky throats in dim and distant lands!        5
They reached to me as women reach their slim and lovely hands.
 
I followed ’neath the alien sky and through the stranger’s door;
And now I crown my wandering with peace that asks no more
Than just to lie and watch the surf along the dear home shore.
 
 
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