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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Ezra Pound
From “Contemporania”

WILL people accept them?
              (i. e. these songs).
As a timorous wench from a centaur
            (or a centurian),
Already they flee, howling in terror.        5
Will they be touched with the truth?
            Their virgin stupidity is untemptable.
I beg you, my friendly critics,
Do not set about to procure me an audience.
I mate with my free kind upon the crags;        10
            the hidden recesses
Have heard the echo of my heels.
            in the cool light,
            in the darkness.

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