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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
My Friend
By Loureine Aber
 
From “Laurel Wreaths”

HE ran wild:
I have seen the stiff butterfly-weed by the road
Flaming—as he.
When I asked him—I who could sit every night
By a snug, safe fire—        5
He said:
“I was a mendicant under the Dark Reign,
And sat on a dung-hill nine years
Praying grace.
God gave me grace—        10
I have a wine-cup that is higher than the towers rising over Notre Dame.
 
 
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