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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
In the Park
By Max Michelson
From “May in the City”

  I AM slowly wheeling my child
In the swarming park.
The sky sheds skeins of darkness
As delicate as light.
The stars curl in their coverlets        5
And allow the thin light
To drift from between their fingers.
The moon, like an earnest priest,
Seems bent on holy business.
But the trees are capricious: they display or conceal        10
Part of a torso or a knee, or reveal
A poem of branches. The little water is thick with mystery
As a lake in a forest. The grass
Tickles my soles, and I can feel
The earth under, rich        15
Yet almost incoherent.

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