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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Wholly Happy
By Katherine Wisner McCluskey
From “Summer Phases”

THIS is the Sabbath Day.
I keep it my own way.
I do not need to go to church to pray.
Feeling and being me
Is good as good can be.        5
I claim my own identity.
I am as happy as a flower
Perfuming its one hour
With a sweet sense of power.
I am unfettered as a bee        10
That cleaves a tiny path, but free,
Choosing an orange-blossoming tree.
Making my honey as it does,
I feel as holy as saint ever was.
This is my perfume, prayer and buzz.        15

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