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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Indian Sky
By Alfred Kreymborg
 
THE OLD squaw
Is one
With the old stone behind her.
Both have squatted there—
Ask mesa        5
Or mountain how long?
The bowl she holds—
Clay shawl of her art,
Clay ritual of her faith—
Is one        10
With the thought of the past,
And one with the now,
Though dim, a little old, strange.
The earth holds her
As she holds the bowl—        15
Ask kiva
Or shrine how much longer?
No titan,
No destroyer,
No future thought,        20
Can part
Earth and this woman,
Woman and bowl:
The same shawl
Wraps them around.        25
 
 
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