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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The City
By Max Endicoff
By furtive fear of Heaven’s wrath
For wallowing in the mire,
Each day,
With a coward’s mockery of courage,        5
The city hurls a monumental oath
Of brick and mortar
Far up into the air.
  These are the sky-tipped towers
Of terrifying height        10
Rising from the swamp-black wilderness of greed—
A frothy challenge to the gods
From snarling lips.

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