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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
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By William Rose Benét
 
From “Green and Gray”

HE had green eyes, that excellent seer,
And little peaks to either ear.
He sat there, and I sat here.
 
He spoke of Egypt, and a white
Temple, against the star-strewn night.        5
 
He smiled with clicking teeth and said
That the dead were never dead;
 
Said old emperors hung like bats
In barns at night, or ran like rats—
But empresses came back as cats!        10
 
 
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