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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Helen Hoyt
From “In a Certain City”

THE ROOM seems hushed and apart,
A piece out of the night.
Something stirs in my heart
That never comes in the light:
Thought of the earth, of how old        5
And how large it lies in the dark
And through the darkness is rolled—
Vastness, empty, stark,
Terrible and unreal,
Wide about where I lie.        10
Is this how children feel
When the dark makes them cry?

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