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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Sowing
By J. Van Alstyne Weaver, Jr.
Spring—Fort Sheridan

PLACID breezes sauntering
  Over a lake of glass,
Kissing the pouting elm-buds,
  Patting the new grass;
Turquoise overhead,        5
  Swimming May skies—
(“Trench-knives are top-hole
  For gouging out their eyes!”)
Great bees, clover-laden,
  Solemnly drone past;        10
All the fresh world shouts
  Of spring come at last.
Bobolinks, meadowlarks
  Bursting with May—
(“If you can’t pull the bayonet out,        15
  Shoot the body away!”)
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