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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Old Manuscript
By Alfred Kreymborg
Is that beautiful old parchment
In which the sun
And the moon
Keep their diary.        5
To read it all
One must be a linguist
More learned than Father Wisdom,
And a visionary
More clairvoyant than Mother Dream.        10
But to feel it
One must be an apostle:
One who is more than intimate
In having been, always,
The only confidant—        15
Like the earth
Or the sea.

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