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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Horrid Voice of Science
By Vachel Lindsay
 
From “Whimseys”

“THERE’S machinery in the butterfly;
  There’s a mainspring to the bee;
There’s hydraulics to a daisy,
  And contraptions to a tree.
 
“If we could see the birdie        5
  That makes the chirping sound
With x-ray, scientific eyes,
  We could see the wheels go round.”
 
        And I hope all men
        Who think like this        10
        Will soon lie
        Underground.
 
 
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