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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Balls
By Amy Lowell
 
THROW the blue ball above the little twigs of the tree-tops,
And cast the yellow ball straight at the buzzing stars.
 
All our life is a flinging of colored balls
                        to impossible distances.
And in the end what have we?        5
                        A tired arm—a tip-tilted nose.
 
Ah! Well! Give me the purple one.
Wouldn’t it be a fine thing if I could make it stick
On top of the Methodist steeple?
 
 
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