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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
America
By Alice Corbin
 
I hear America singing
  And the great prophet passed,
  Serene, clear and untroubled
  Into the silence vast.
 
  When will the master-poet        5
  Rise, with vision strong,
  To mold her manifold music
  Into a living song?
 
I hear America singing
  Beyond the beat and stress,        10
  The chant of her shrill, unjaded,
  Empiric loveliness.
 
  Laughter, beyond mere scorning,
  Wisdom surpassing wit,
  Love, and the unscathed spirit,        15
  These shall encompass it.
 
 
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