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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
O World
By Alice Corbin
 
From “Old Songs for New”

O WORLD that changes under my hand,
O brown world, bitter and bright,
And full of hidden recesses
Of love and light—
 
O world, what use would there be to me        5
Of power beyond power
To change, or establish new balance,
To build, or deflower?
 
O world, what use would there be?
—Had I the Creator’s fire,        10
I could not build you nearer
To my heart’s desire!
 
 
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