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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Feel of Brambles
By Hazel Rawson Cades
SHE will bear him children with straight backs and sturdy limbs,
Clear-eyed children with untroubled minds.
Mine would have been brown things, questioners—
With little hoofs, I think;
Lovers of wind and rain        5
And twisted brambly paths over the hills.
But he was afraid—afraid of the brown-hoofed ones;
And more afraid that sometimes,
As we grew old together,
I would slip away from him to the hills;        10
Where he—because of gout, or girth, or civic dignity—
Could not come after.
He need not have been troubled:
Long before that I should have lost the feel of brambles.

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