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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
270. Not Overlooked
 
By James Oppenheim
 
 
THOUGH I am little as all little things,
Though the stars that pass over my tininess are as the sands of the sea,
Though the garment of the night was made for a sky-giant and does not fit me,
Though even in a city of men I am as nothing,
Yet at times the gift of life is almost more than I can bear….        5
I laugh with joyousness, the morning is a blithe holiday;
And in the overrunning of my hardy bliss praise rises for the very breath I breathe.
 
How soaked the universe is with life—
Not a cranny but is drenched!
Ah, not even I was overlooked!        10
 

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