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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Clay Hills
By Jean Starr Untermeyer
IT is easy to mould the yielding clay,
And many shapes grow into beauty
Under the facile hand.
But forms of clay are lightly broken;
They will lie shattered and forgotten in a dingy corner.        5
But underneath the slipping clay
Is rock….
I would rather work in stubborn rock
All the years of my life,
And make one strong thing;        10
And set it in a high, clean place
To recall the granite strength of my desire.

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