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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Robert M. McAlmon
From “Flying”

IN pale spaciousness
I blend with subtle infinity.
The wing wires of my plane
Whistle a monotone
That lulls my earthy unrest        5
To sleep.
The faint blur before me
Of whirring propellers
Soothes my eyes.
I have no objective.        10
The sky is bare;
The here and there
Have equal values.
There is no ultimate to strive for—
Only higher air.        15
Thinner and more fair.
My plane sees a star to vault,
But tediously pendulates
In measured expansion
Far below.        20

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