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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Hills
By Mary Eastwood Knevels
 
  THE HILLS repass me, the giant hills;
Crossing and recrossing each other like great animals,
Enormous circles closing and widening around me.
Here at the gully’s edge I see their bodies
Shutting out the sky, processions of them—        5
Whither do they journey, whence have they come?
Humped camels, and the bulky rhinoceros,
Between them the sliding leopard,
And beyond again the stone-colored gray of the elephant;
All passing, all silent, touring the horizon,        10
To the dull music of the sun.
O endless procession, passing and repassing!—
Hunched bodies, and soundless music;
And the undulations, living, animal, against the sky!
 
 
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