Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Rider of Sun Fire
By Lucy Eddy
FLY, rider of sun fire,
Bronzed wind of the plain!
Unbitted your wiry
Hackamore rein—
It is free as rough locks        5
Of a mustang’s mane,
While you whirl and untwirl
And whirl once again,
With flashes of war-whoops
And rattle of chain.        10
You wind the wide circles
The reata sings—
Curves of snake-twisted quirts
That the mad wind swings!—
Swift as cloud-flying dust        15
That hisses and stings,
Wild as crack of romal
Or bull-whip that rings!
Hi! Broncho-buster, cow-puncher,
Chaps … sombrero … and wings!        20

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.