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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Shallows
By Frances Dickenson Pinder
 
From “Marsh Sketches”

I MUST swim out—
Overlong have I stayed
Here on the warm shale;
Aimlessly played….
Gathering sea-shells        5
Empty and frail.
 
One dwindles here
Where the tides creep—
Grows dazzled,
Gazing too long through the clear        10
Wave at the sun asleep
On the sands overnear….
What if the thought of the deep
Should become a fear?
 
I must swim out—        15
Lest the urge fail,
Darken duskward
And fade, as a sail.
 
 
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