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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Carl Sandburg
From “My People”

        My people are gray,
        pigeon gray, dawn gray, storm gray.
I call them beautiful,
        and I wonder where they are going.

IN the loam we sleep,
In the cool moist loam,
To the lull of years that pass
And the break of stars,
From the loam, then,        5
The soft warm loam,
  We rise:
To shape of rose leaf,
Of face and shoulder.
  We stand, then,        10
  To a whiff of life,
Lifted to the silver of the sun
Over and out of the loam
  A day.

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