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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
August Night
By Elizabeth Madox Roberts
 
From “Talk from the Dust”

WE had to wait for the heat to pass,
And I was lying on the grass,
 
While Mother sat outside the door,
And I saw how many stars there were.
 
Beyond the tree, beyond the air,        5
And more and more were always there.
 
So many that I think they must
Be sprinkled on the sky like dust.
 
A dust is coming through the sky!
And I felt myself begin to cry.        10
 
So many of them and so small—
Suppose I cannot know them all.
 
 
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