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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Homesick Song
By William H. Simpson
 
From “In Hopi-land and Other Lands”

TO the staccato of the booming drum,
To the dance-step of moccasined feet,
And swaying of brown bodies,
They sang.
 
Said the very old man at the drum:        5
It is a homesick song—
Of lonesome deserts,
Of grinding the corn,
Of a roof overhead,
The love of woman;        10
And of the Path to the Sunset,
Where we go tomorrow.
 
Ah! then I knew;
Knew why it sang to my heart.
 
 
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