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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Louis Gilmore
From “Inventions”

THE EARTH is a moth
Circling about a lamp;
The earth is a cemetery
Of the dead.
The earth is a mother        5
Rocking a cradle.
The earth is a father
Devouring his children.
The earth is a ghoul
Battening on corpses.        10
The earth is a garden
Of green trees.
The earth is a pillow
For the head.

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