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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Water Noises
By Elizabeth Madox Roberts
 
From “Under the Tree”

WHEN I am playing by myself,
  And all the boys are lost around,
Then I can hear the water go—
  It makes a little talking sound.
 
Along the rocks below the tree,        5
  I see it ripple up and wink;
And I can hear it saying on,
  “And do you think? and do you think?”
 
A bug shoots by that snaps and ticks,
  And a bird flies up beside the tree        10
To go into the sky to sing.
  I hear it say, “Killdee, killdee!”
 
Or else a yellow cow comes down
  To splash a while and have a drink.
But when she goes I still can hear        15
  The water say, “And do you think?”
 
 
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