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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Chicago
By Mark Turbyfill
 
From “Journeys and Discoveries”

O CITY of beauty,
They have spoken without understanding;
They have called you evil!
 
O city of beauty,
Maybe it is only my heart you have shaken        5
With your sadness of rose evenings,
And the shadows falling
In the misty evening
Under the bridges.
 
Your avenues are velvet and symmetrical,        10
As speech slow-moving.
 
O city of beauty,
I come not with vain enumeration!
 
For in the untrod night
I have looked upon your rapt        15
Presence.
 
There was a whiteness
            as of wings stirring.
 
 
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