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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
130. Magic
By Hamlin Garland
WITHIN my hand I hold
A piece of lichen-spotted stone—
Each fleck red-gold—
And with closed eyes I hear the moan
Of solemn winds round naked crags        5
Of Colorado’s mountains. The snow
Lies deep about me. Gray and old
Hags of cedars, gaunt and bare,
With streaming, tangled hair,
Snarl endlessly. White-winged and proud,        10
With stately step and queenly air,
A glittering, cool and silent cloud
      Upon me sails.
      The wind wails,
And from the cañon stem and steep        15
I hear the furious waters leap.


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