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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Herd Boy
By Haniel Long
 
From “On the Road”

THE NIGHT I brought the cows home
  Blue mist was in the air,
And in my heart was heaven
  And on my lips a prayer.
 
I raised my arms above me,        5
  I stretched them wide apart,
And all the world was pressing
  In beauty on my heart.
 
The lane led by a river
  Along an ancient wood,        10
And ancient thoughts came softly
  As with the leaves they should.
 
I hung the cows with garlands,
  And proud they walked before;
While mother-naked after        15
  A laurel branch I bore.
 
 
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