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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Boulghar Dagh
By Morris Gilbert
From “The Near East”

DAY by day the sun booms over this long valley,
And the mountains are sun-flowers
And smile fondly at him as he goes by.
For only Gunesh, the sun,
Of all the people they have seen pass,        5
Is steadfast.
Alexander came through this valley,
And did not return.
At its mouth a lass unparalleled
Found Antony in a market-place,        10
Whistling to the air: they sailed away together.
A man named Saul trudged up this road soon after:
He went on to Rome.
Godfrey de Bouillon passed this way, to drown
In Cydnus.        15
Some troopers from Bavaria and Pesth
Were here last year—and they fled.
Now Pathans and Sikhs
And other swarthy fighting-men camp hereabouts.
But presently they’ll be gone.        20

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