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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Ida Judith Johnson
Giant stallions that froth and champ,
Yellow plunging racers
Leaping full at the barrier,
Leaping full at the barrier!        5
The thick masonry trembles, crumbles;
They surmount it—
They rush on.
While the village sleeps,
Down the night-wind        10
Comes the thunder of their hoofs.
O charging steeds,
Soon, satiated,
You will be led back to your stalls;
Your frenzy past,        15
Your tawny manes smoothly shining.
Soon you will be led back,
Fed fat on human desolation,
Fed fat and tame.

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