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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Hermonax
By H. D.
 
GODS of the sea;
Ino,
Leaving warm meads
For the green, grey-green fastnesses
Of the great deeps;        5
And Palemon,
Bright striker of sea-shaft,
Hear me.
 
Let all whom the sea loveth,
Come to its altar front,        10
And I
Who can offer no other sacrifice to thee
Bring this.
 
Broken by great waves,
The wavelets flung it here,        15
This sea-gliding creature,
This strange creature like a weed,
Covered with salt foam,
Torn from the hillocks
Of rock.        20
 
I Hermonax,
Caster of nets,
Risking chance,
Plying the sea craft,
Came on it.        25
 
Thus to sea god
Cometh gift of sea wreck;
I Hermonax offer it,
To thee, Ino,
And to Palemon.        30
 
 
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