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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Naked Maple
By Frederick R. McCreary
From “Hillside Poems”

YOU have put off your leaves.
You are like a runner who stands naked at the mark,
Calm and certain of victory.
You are glorious in your ease,
Waiting for the first silver whistle of the snow;        5
And in your sureness
That the yellow medal of a May moon will be pinned to your breast,
Clothed again and triumphant.

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