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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Louise Bogan
From “Beginning and End”

SO that I shall no longer tarnish with my fingers
The bright steel of your power,
I shall be hardened against you,
A shield tightened upon its rim.
A stern oval to be pierced by no weapon,        5
Metal stretched and shaped against you.
For a long time I shall go
Spanned by the round of my strength.
Changeless, in spite of change,
My resolve undefeated;        10
Though now I see the evening moon, soon to wane,
Stand clearly and alone in the early dark,
Above the stirring spindles of the leaves.

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