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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Morning on the Beach
By Georgia Wood Pangborn
  SOME brighter thing than sunlight touched the sea
And out of dawn arose a wind of joy:
They woke and chirped—my girl, and then my boy—
Like birds that have not learned what fears there be.
“And now,” I thought, “there dawns a day to me:        5
One day, at least, defies moon-prophecies;
One day shall call the old world sorrows lies,
So let us now be happy utterly!”
  Then we had playmates in the grains of sand—
I heard them, many-laughing, by the water;        10
The sweet air thrilled to speech without a tongue.
They met my boy and led him by the hand
To venturous depths; they showed my little daughter
How children built on sand when time was young.

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