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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
225. Spoon River Anthology
 
Perry Zoll
 
By Edgar Lee Masters
 
 
MY thanks, friends of the County Scientific Association,
For this modest boulder,
And its little tablet of bronze.
Twice I tried to join your honored body,
And was rejected,        5
And when my little brochure
On the intelligence of plants
Began to attract attention
You almost voted me in.
After that I grew beyond the need of you        10
And your recognition.
Yet I do not reject your memorial stone,
Seeing that I should, in so doing,
Deprive you of honor to yourselves.
 

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