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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Cuban in the States
By Haniel Long
 
From “On the Road”

THE NORTH is beautiful, and I
  Would like it—but for me
How bud the lips of woman by
  The soft Habana sea!
 
And how can one who long has known        5
  The fragrance of this rose
Keep from his frozen lips a moan
  Against the northern snows?
 
I shiver at the closing white—
  But on the sunburnt South        10
I lie in an eternal night
  Of sighing mouth on mouth.
 
 
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