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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By H. W. Stewart
MOUNTAINS and hills in silhouette are drawn—
Blue, on the green horizon’s blanching rim.
A dog barks and a cock crows, far and dim,
Waking the sleeping town to stretch and yawn.
A blue gum, delicate as lace on lawn,        5
Across a brightening cloud has thrust a limb,
And from the pine-tree’s spire two magpies hymn
The everlasting miracle of dawn.
For a brief space the brazen skies are blest
With loveliness, and beauty on the hills        10
Is perishable and plaintive as a song,
Heart-faint and far away; and manifest
Healing is in my heart for bodily ills
That made the sleepless night an aeon long.

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