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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Peach-color to a Soap-bubble
By Amy Lowell
 
A MAN made a symphony
Out of the chords of his soul.
The notes ran upon the air like flights of chickadees,
They gathered together and hung
As bees above a syringa bush,        5
They crowded and clicked upon one another
In a flurry of progression,
And crashed in the simultaneous magnificence
Of a grand finale.
All this he heard,        10
But the neighbors heard only the croak
Of a wheezy, second-hand flageolet.
 
Forced to seek another lodging
He took refuge under the arch of a bridge,
For the river below him might be convenient        15
Some day.
 
 
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