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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Horns of Peace
By Orrick Johns
From “Country Rhymes”

NO man’s life is open as the houses
  Blindly he will build, houses of a dream;
Where many maids are running, clad in leather blouses,
  Running with white legs into a stream.
Blow, blow the horns, clearer in the morning!        5
  Never let the world hear, though the music wake
Leaves on the ash-tree and rose set thorning;
  Let speech be over and no woman bake.
The ash-limbs are burdenless, the rose stands idle,
  A-tremble with the horns blowing far and sweet;        10
And even an old man will dream of a bridal,
  Seeing what he was when love was in his feet.
Blow, blow the horns, farther growing clearer!
  I have seen my life and love as a cloud
A star will thrust a face through coming nearer …        15
  Never let the world hear a glad song aloud!

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