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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Coming out of Ether
By John Reed
From “Hospital Notes”

SWISH—swish—flash by the spokes of the Wheel of Pain;
Dizzily runs the whining rim.
Way down in the cool dark is slow-revolving sleep,
But I hang heavily writhing in hot chains
High in the crimson stillness of my body,        5
And the swish-swish of the spokes of the Wheel of Pain.

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