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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Alien
By C. Cunningham
MISSISSIPPI, you mothered me when the child in me was young;
You taught me the song of the soothing waves, the current’s cooing tongue;
You laughed with me when my heart leaped high, you told how a grief is borne:
The world away from your shining smile is a strange world, half forlorn,
And the old child in me yearns for you—the strength of your steady flow—        5
With a longing only the river-born, your wandering children, know.

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