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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Vultures
By Padraic Colum
FOUL-FEATHERED and scald-necked,
They sit in evil state;
Raw marks upon their breasts
As on men’s wearing chains.
Impure, though they may plunge        5
Into the morning’s springs;
And spirit-dulled, though they
Command the heights of heaven.
Angels of foulness ye,
So fierce against the dead!—        10
Sloth on your muffled wings,
And speed within your eyes!
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