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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Mocking-bird
By Harriet Monroe
 
From “Carolina Wood-cuts”

I HEAR a thousand thousand tremors
Of clear water
Falling lacily in the sun.
I hear one, two—seven shivers
Of deep bells        5
Ringing under the sea.
I hear a chiming of soldiers in bright armor
Riding up a hill—
Oh, far away, far away!
I hear sweet words, silver words,        10
Musically clashing down
From the tune-locked lips of lovers
Up in Heaven.
I hear…..
        Is it you, brown bird?        15
 
 
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