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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
In the Sierras
By Alice Corbin
 
From “New Mexico Songs”

DO not bring me riches
From your store in the Andes,
Do not bring me treasures
From deep ocean caves.
Bring me but yourself        5
And I’ll gladly go with you,
Bring me but yourself,
And I will not be sorry.
 
Do not bring me patterns
Of silks or of satins,        10
Do not bring me silver
Or gold wrung from slaves.
Bring me but yourself,
And my heart will rest easy,
And your head will be light        15
With my breast as its pillow.
 
Do not bring me servants
Or oxen or cattle,
Or sheep for the shearing
Or ships from the waves.        20
Bring me but yourself
For my share and my treasure,
Then our fortune will grow
And will never diminish.
 
 
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