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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Fiddler
By Lola Ridge
 
From “Chromatics”

IN a little Hungarian café
Men and women are drinking
Yellow wine in tall goblets.
 
Through the milky haze of the smoke,
The fiddler, undersized, blond,        5
Leans to his violin
As to the breast of a woman.
Red hair kindles to fire
On the black of his coat-sleeve,
Where his white, thin hand        10
Trembles and dives,
Like a sliver of moonlight,
When wind has broken the water.
 
 
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