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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
30. To a Discarded Steel Rail
 
By Maxwell Bodenheim
 
 
STRAIGHT strength pitched into the surliness of the ditch,
A soul you have—strength has always delicate secret reasons.
Your soul is a dull question.
I do not care for your strength, but for your stiff smile at Time—
A smile which men call rust.        5
 

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