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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Ominous Concord
By Glenway Wescott
 
From “Still-hunt”

AS if I were Jeanne d’Arc,
But wearier, I prepare
Answer and return
To the prophetic air;
 
My voice answering        5
Voices of the unearthly nation
With autumnal melody
Of my own creation:
 
Melody of alarm lest my
So long-imagined love retreat        10
Into despair as sharp and fine
As the print of sea-gull’s feet.
 
They sing, stilling my response
With silvery indifference;
And what they mean or know        15
Is, like the falling of first snow,
An indecipherable cadence.
 
 
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