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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Peter Parasol
By Wallace Stevens
 
From “Pecksniffiana”

Aux taureaux Dieu cornes donne
Et sabots durs aux chevaux….
 
Why are not women fair,
All, as Andromache—
Having, each one, most praisable        5
Ears, eyes, soul, skin, hair?
 
Good God! That all beasts should have
The tusks of the elephant,
Or be beautiful
As large, ferocious tigers are.        10
 
It is not so with women.
I wish they were all fair,
And walked in fine clothes,
With parasols, in the afternoon air.
 
 
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