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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
176. Old Manuscript
 
By Alfred Kreymborg
 
 
THE SKY
Is that beautiful old parchment
In which the sun
And the moon
Keep their diary.        5
To read it all,
One must be a linguist
More learned than Father Wisdom;
And a visionary
More clairvoyant than Mother Dream.        10
But to feel it,
One must be an apostle:
One who is more than intimate
In having been, always,
The only confidant—        15
Like the earth
Or the sea.
 

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