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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Leader
By Arthur V. Kent
IT is but a little thing to see beauty where dream abounds,
  And an easy thing to set sail for the shore in restful seas,
And who may not be as the note of a song ’mid tuneful sounds?
    Yea, small things, these.
And hope is a lightsome guest when the mind is arrayed in stars,        5
  And a pleasant task it is to thank God for a granted prayer.
And the scales that are builded to weigh but the sun-shaft bars
    Have hands of air.
But I, even I who am speaking, would be as the steadfast pine
  That clings to a barren rock in the teeth of the whistling wind;        10
For everlasting reclothing itself with a new green sign—
    Nor look behind.

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