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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Native
By Laura Sherry
From “Ridge People”

THERE ain’t no poetry
Like these middlin’ hills
And a slow stream gurglin’ over stones.
Them pines has lived four hundred years
And asked nothin’ of no one.        5
Straight and tall and strong—
Nothin’ crooked about a pine.
Religion, I call it,
Pointing to the sky
And slinging incense free.        10
Did you ever hear
A cedar valley moan a dirge
Or sing an anthem?

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