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

INSOLUBLE in high air’s quiescency
My plane, on earth a sophist, naively
Reconnoitres promiscuously;
Sinuously, nose retroussé,
Explores thinning strata        5
Of atmosphere, and, volplaning,
Deems itself a static medium.
How it routs pusillanimous planets
From its path at night,
Dazzling them pyrotechnically!        10
My purposelessness is equalled
By heterogeneous world events.
Nevertheless the sky’s oscularity
Propitiates my primal impulses,
And tedium is thwarted.        15

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