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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Song of Givers and Takers
By Mark Turbyfill
From “Journeys and Discoveries”

OH, pity them that receive,
Them on whom are showered the gifts of men!
Once I gave a very little thing,
And my life became as a great procession,
As untouched beautiful music.        5
But now I have known love;
I have taken love’s two hands,
And the kindness thereof.
Heavy is the heart at the harvest,
The high-heaped measure.        10
Oh, pity them that receive!

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