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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Beatrice Ravenel
From “Tidewater”

THE NEW morning light is a primitive,
A painter of faintly-filled outlines,
          A singer of folk-songs.
The dew-flattened vines by my window
Are all of one innocent green.        5
Nothing so young as that green—
An outline cut by a child
          From a soft new blotter.
But when the light grows,
They suck up a pert chiaroscuro—        10
Gold, meretricious, knowing high-lights,
          Hopelessly clever.
          Their poems
          Dry in the sun.

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