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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Helen Hoyt
From “In a Certain City”

I REMEMBER well a certain poem,
The glory as it was born:
After long travail the glory
As I carved into their places
Those little last words that made it done.        5
I waved the writing over my head like a flag.
I read it and read it again, chanting;
Walking under trees, chanting it to the sky.
The sound it made in my ears was beautiful,
And it made delicious smooth movements in my mouth,        10
Made my feet dance.
I cried aloud in delight;
I said: “It is good,
It is very good.”
The joy beat in my side fast;        15
Beat in my throat.
There were tears in my throat
So that I could hardly behold where I walked,
So that I seemed taller than the trees,
My head was so proud.        20

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