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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Sir Hobbledehoy
By Alfred Kreymborg
 
From “Toadstools”

  HAIL, all hail, Sir Hobbledehoy,
Smashing pretty white homes
And pretty white lives
And pretty white dreams
And pretty white skies!        5
Hail, all hail, Sir Hobbledehoy,
Painting pretty red seas
And pretty red fields
And pretty red sins
And pretty red lies!        10
Hail, all hail, Sir Hobbledehoy,
Shaping pretty white stones,
Such big pretty, small pretty,
Round pretty, tall pretty—
Shaping such mountains of beautiful stones!        15
 
 
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