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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Paderewski
By Dorothy Dudley
 
Chicago: February sixth, 1916

LET the sun weep and the moon shed tears—
A sun god is ravaged,
Poland dying, and cold.
 
“We saw babies sucking beet roots,
Wrapped in rags;        5
Starvation, ruin, mould.”
 
Let great elegance weep, fierceness and pride:
There, in front of Poland’s flag,
Paderewski, passionate, cold.
 
And the light flamed of Poland’s years.        10
And Chopin from her crags—
A clear proud story told.
 
Let the sun weep and the moon his bride:
Great art is ravaged,
Poland desolate and cold.        15
 
 
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