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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Sweetgrass Range
By Edwin Ford Piper
 
COME sell your pony, cowboy—
  Sell your pony to me;
Braided bridle and your puncher saddle,
  And spend your money free.
 
“If I should sell my pony,        5
  And ride the range no more,
Nail up my hat and my silver spurs
  Above my shanty door.
 
“And let my door stand open wide
  To the snow and the rain and sun;        10
And bury me under the green sweetgrass
  Where you hear the river run.”
 
As I came down the sweetgrass range
  And by the cabin door,
I heard a singing in the early dusk        15
  Along the river shore;
 
I heard a singing to the early stars,
  And the tune of a pony’s feet.
The joy of the riding singer
  I never shall forget.        20
 
 
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