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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Sweeper
By Agnes Lee
From “Pictures of Women”

FRAIL, wistful guardian of the broom,
The dwelling’s drudge and stay,
Whom destiny gave a single task—
To keep the dust away!
Sweep off the floor and polish the chair.        5
It will not always last.
Some day, for all your arms can do,
The dust will hold you fast.
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