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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Hark to the Wind of the World
By Grace Fallow Norton
 
HARK to the wind of the world!
The shafts of my life are far-hurled—
  I cannot belong to you!…
I belong to the cataract, leaping;
I belong to the west-wind, weeping;        5
I belong to the white swan, sleeping;
  I belong to the wild curlew!
 
Away! I say it must end!
Call me not, call me not friend—
  I am false for I must be true!        10
I belong to the cedar, swinging;
I belong to the silence, ringing;
I belong to the noon-sun, singing
  Where the singing god-reed grew.
 
Go further, further away!        15
I will walk with you yet, some day,
  But I will not belong to you.
I belong to the eagle, flying;
I belong to the sea-tide, sighing;
I belong to the wilderness, crying;        20
  I belong to dawn and the dew!
 
 
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