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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Riddle
By Skipwith Cannéll
From “Songs of Hunger”

BITTER as tears
That for years
    Are unshed;
Ashen and gray
As a day        5
    That is dead;
Evil and ill,
With a chill
    O’ the vault;
Barren as beaches        10
God leaches
    With salt;
Hopeless as morrows
In sorrows
    Immersed;        15
Desolate, grim,
Like a hymn
    Of the cursed;
Lone as a cry
From the sky        20
    Or the sea:
Answer my saying
In praying—
    For me.

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