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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
“Newly Seeded”
By Max Michelson
From “Winds of March”

        The bare boughs are alive within,
And the young buds are trembling and curious.

  IT’S for you, little bird, of course,
This sign is meant;
For you burrowing with your beak,
And shaking up sprays of dust.
  Do you not know        5
How the earth held each yellow shining speck
Close to itself, feeding it, breathing on it;
And from each rain-drop
Picked out the winy pearl
For it to drink?        10
  Hop away, little one; go find you a worm,
Which with its sleek body, alive, has rubbed
Against wet earth,
Has tasted the sunlight and the warmth;
Or some buzzing one with wings,        15
Drunk with the sun, whose breath
Blows it up today
And will blow it out tomorrow.

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