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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Asses’ Out-house
By Marsden Hartley
 
From “Sunlight Persuasions”

THREE flies lay sleeping
In a cobweb shroud,
Dreaming of molasses, of jam,
And of heaps of offal.
 
The fourth swung by his ear.        5
 
He was a withering fokker
On its last tail spin.
 
His body was bluebottle;
His wings were grey
As his cobweb shroud,        10
Stitched with prism hues.
 
He was dreaming of old bones
On which to rear his young.
 
 
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