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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Grass on the Mountain
By Mary Austin
 
From “High Places”

OH, a long time
The snow has possessed the mountains.
 
The deer have come down, and the big horn,
They have followed the sun to the south
To feed on the mesquite pods and the bunch grass.        5
Loud are the thunder drums
In the tents of the mountains.
 
Oh, a long time now
Have we eaten chia seeds
And dried deer’s flesh of the summer killing.        10
We are wearied of our huts,
And the smoky smell of our garments.
 
We are sick with desire of the sun
And the grass on the mountain.
 
 
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