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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Grampa Schuler
By Ruth Suckow
 
From “By Hill and Dale”

GRAMPA SCHULER, when he was young,
Had a crest of hair, and shining eyes.
He wore red-flowered waistcoats,
Wild Byronic ties.
The whole land of Germany        5
Wasn’t wide enough!—
He ran away one night, when winter
Seas were fierce and rough.
 
He has a sleek farm here
With already a settled air.        10
He’s patriarchal, with his sons
And daughters round him everywhere,
His son’s son Jim has fiery eyes—
He wants to go where the land is new!
Grampa bitterly wonders: “What are        15
Young fools coming to!”
 
 
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