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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Sky
By Elizabeth Madox Roberts
From “Talk from the Dust”

I SAW a shadow on the ground,
  And heard a bluejay going by.
A shadow went across the ground,
  And I looked up and saw the sky.
It hung up on the poplar tree,        5
  But while I looked it did not stay;
It gave a tiny sort of jerk
  And moved a little bit away.
And farther on and farther on
  It moved and never seemed to stop.        10
I think it must be tied with chains,
  And something pulls it from the top.
It never has come down again;
  And every time I look to see,
The sky is always slipping back        15
  And getting far away from me.

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