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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Ancient Singer
By Agnes Lee
 
From “Sleep Poems”

THE WONDER of our century!
They sing it stave on stave,
They sing it loud, they sing it long,
New voices, voices brave.
 
The ring of it, the thrill of it,        5
Is over every sea;
And some are great enough to sing,
And some have missed the key.
 
But I must be content to stand
Upon an old highway,        10
And sing the sleeping centuries
Whose dreams are towers today.
 
 
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