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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Cubist Portrait
By Marjorie Allen Seiffert
 
From “Gallery of Paintings”

SHE is purposeless as a cyclone; she must move
Either by chance or in a predestined groove,
Following a whim not her own, unable to shape
Her course. From chance or God even she cannot escape!
 
Think of a cyclone sitting far-off with its head in its hands,        5
Motionless, drearily longing for distant lands
Where every lonely hurricane may at last discover
Its own transcendent, implacable, indestructible lover!
 
What is a cyclone? Only thin air moving fast
From here to yonder, to become silent emptiness at last.        10
 
 
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