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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Old Places
By Charles deGuire Christoph
From “Reflections”

I MUST flee the prod of my neighbor.
I want to go back to old places,
Where I can sit in revery and watch time crumble,
Think thoughts that have served and become useless;
Listen to the piping of senile gods        5
And the prayers of long-forgotten priests.
I want to go back to old places
Rotten with beauty, dying with beauty.

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