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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
A Child’s Grace
By Rosalind Mason
From “Poems of Happiness”

  DOWN in time for breakfast!
And a clean green dress,
And my hair
Curled in six—
Three on one side        5
And three on the other;
And I
Very well washed
All over.
Opposite me is the Baby        10
With his bib—
With white elephants on it.
And there is mother
And father;        15
And we bend our heads
Over our blue plates with oranges.
Our grace is silent—
You can talk that way, you know,
To God,        20
Though sometimes you have to scream
At Baby—
To make him pay attention
If he is playing, and you want him to come.
After grace is over        25
I feel quite new
And very clean.

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