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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Vanity
By Dorothy Butts
From “The Passers-by”

IT is a vanity to make
The little waves on my small lake
Speak from their “deep spring depths.”
What can they have to say,
Blown down the winking bay        5
The first half of the day,
Blown back all afternoon?
See—in the early moon,
Wind-driven home, they leap
And scramble on the shore—        10
And sleep.

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