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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
A Girl Strike-leader
By Florence Kiper Frank
 
A WHITE-FACED, stubborn little thing
Whose years are not quite twenty years;
Eyes steely now and done with tears,
Mouth scornful of its suffering—
 
The young mouth!—body virginal        5
Beneath the cheap, ill-fitting suit;
A bearing quaintly resolute;
A flowering hat, satirical.
 
A soul that steps to the sound of the fife
And banners waving red to war;        10
Mystical, knowing scarce wherefore—
A Joan in a modern strife.
 
 
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