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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Apology
By William Carlos Williams
 
  WHY do I write today?
The beauty of
The terrible faces
Of our nonentities
Stirs me to it:        5
 
  Colored women
Day workers,
Old and experienced,
Returning home at dusk
In cast-off clothing,        10
Faces like
Old Florentine oak.
 
  Also
The set pieces
Of your faces stir me—        15
Leading citizens:
But not
In the same way.
 
 
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