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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Evening
By Emanuel Carnevali
 
From “The Day of Summer”

TENDER and young again, feminine, sky of the evening of summer is blushing.
Round, long and soft like a draped arm, sky of the evening over the poor city resting.
Spaces of cool blue are musing—
They will hold all our sadness, O spaces of cool blue.
O city, there lived in you once, O Manhattan, a man WALT WHITMAN.        5
Our hands are wasted already, perhaps; but enough for contribution to Beauty,
Enough for a great sadness, will be,
Evening of summer, evening of summer going to sleep
Over the purple bed, over the light flowers of the sunset.
Many other evenings have I in my heart—I have loved so much, so long and so well—don’t you remember cool blue spaces brooding?        10
I shall recall you,
I shall recall you if insanity comes and sits down and puts her hands in my hair.
Once I touched things with religion, once a girl loved me, once I used to go hiking with young folks over the Palisades,
Once I cried worthily.
 
 
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