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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Ascent
By David O’Neil
From “Moods and Moments”

WITH following the paths that ascend
I have lost the sense of my dwarfish stature;
Lost the sense of the city’s bigness
As it dwindles to mosaics;
Lost the sense of the teeming streets        5
As they dwindle into threads;
Lost the sense of the cultivated foothills,
As they dwindle into a faded quilt—
With following the paths that ascend!

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