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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
No Poem
By Maurice Lesemann
 
From “Brushwood”

I READ my poem over again and threw it away
In the park where the elms brood.
The old man who spears old papers on a spit
And tucks them into his brown gunny-sack,
Will make an end of it.        5
 
Then, after he has stood
Awhile, he will go off, shouldering his brown
Bag, and shuffle out of sight;
A brown leaf drifting into the gray twilight
That the bushes make about him, folding down—        10
A better poem than I can hope to write.
 
 
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