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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
War Baby
By D. H. Lawrence
 
  THE CHILD, like a mustard seed,
  Rolls out of the husk of death
Into the woman’s fertile, fathomless lap.
 
  Look—it has taken root!
  See how it flourisheth!        5
See how it rises with magical, rosy sap!
 
  As for our faith, it was there
  When we did not know, did not care;
It fell from our husk like a little hasty seed.
 
  Sing—it is all we need.        10
  Sing, for the little weed
Will flourish its branches in heaven when we slumber beneath.
 
 
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