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

O GENERATION of the thoroughly smug
                and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth        5
                and heard ungainly laughter.
 
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
                and do not even own clothing.        10
 
 
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