Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Mail on the Ranch
By Evelyn Scott
From “Tropical Life”

THE OLD black man on the mule
Opens the worn saddle-bags,
And takes out the papers.
From the outer world
The thoughts come stabbing,        5
To taunt, baffle, and stir me to revolt.
I beat against the sky,
Against the winds of the mountain;
But my cries, grown thin in all this space,
Are diluted with emptiness….        10
Like the air,
Thin and wide,
Touching everything,
Touching nothing.
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors