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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Fear
By Evelyn Scott
 
From “Tropical Life”

MY soul leaps up at a sound.
What is the question I cannot answer,
That must be answered?
What is the blank face I must fill in with features?
 
My brain pulls, stretches, tears;        5
But I cannot open wide enough to see!
Always at the agonized point of conception,
But never conceiving.
Always giving birth,
But never born!        10
What is it I am to conceive?
To what must I give birth?
 
 
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