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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Apprentice
By Robert J. Roe
 
From “Interplanes”

YOU bid me sing
The deep harmonies of stars.
But how can I sing of stars
When I cannot chant for you
How mountains at sunset        5
Are like far-off purple isles
In a varnished saffron sea?
 
Or how shall I prophesy concerning planets
Who am unable
To explain how the bony-backed mesa,        10
With bare flanks blown in and out with shadows,
Is like a lean horse sniffing spring?
 
 
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