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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Mail on the Ranch
By Evelyn Scott
From “Tropical Life”

THE OLD black man on the mule
Opens the worn saddle-bags,
And takes out the papers.
From the outer world
The thoughts come stabbing,        5
To taunt, baffle, and stir me to revolt.
I beat against the sky,
Against the winds of the mountain;
But my cries, grown thin in all this space,
Are diluted with emptiness….        10
Like the air,
Thin and wide,
Touching everything,
Touching nothing.

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