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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Clara Shanafelt
THE DUNKARD ladies ride to town
  Demure in the wagon behind their men:
Each wears a black bonnet tied under her chin,
  And a green or scarlet gown.
I saw three stand in an awning’s shade,        5
  Where golden fruits were in prim rows laid—
Plump girls, like rabbits, with dough-white skin.
  One sucked at a fig as at secret sin.
Half-scared, half-stolid, they eye the crowd,
  Blink at shop-windows, gape toward the sky.        10
A sharp Italian, chattering loud,
  Regards them—her glance is comedy!

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