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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
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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