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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Storm Bird
By Alice Corbin
 
From “Songs from a Book of Airs”

ALL day a storm bird in my breast
  Had struggled to be free,
And I who never sought such guest
  Endured in agony.
 
At last in pain I tore my breast        5
  To set the wild thing free;
“Now you who came unasked, unsought,
  I pray you, let me be!”
 
But at this word my stormy guest
  Grew quieter, serene;        10
And rings of light dropped softly down
  From sun-tipped clouds unseen.
 
 
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