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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Wild Horses
By A. Y. Winters
 
From “Monodies”

I AM amazed at the joy of the horses.
They beat on the earth with small round sharp hoofs;
They cut the face of the earth to wrinkles,
And thunder their life and lust in God’s face.
They sweep in a curve like smoke of a prairie fire        5
(So they must seem to God who watches)
Weaving a pattern of grays and browns
That shifts and swirls—a magian’s carpet—
That flows and swirls like smoke in a crystal.
 
Above, the intent face of God who watches.        10
 
 
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