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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Brimming Cup
By Carlyle F. McIntyre
From “Rodomontades”

I DO not drink in sorrow, but in the purest joy.
  Man in holy melancholy sits alone with grief.
Only in glorious madness am I the drunken boy,
  Pouring green flasks of liquid sun, and dancing like a leaf.
I leap in zenith revelry, I spit upon my past.        5
  My thundering heels strike ringing sparks from cobblestones,
Like little stars to nick off the minutes flying fast.
  Ah, I am only drunken when joy laughs in my bones!

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