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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Chula la Mañana
By Alice Corbin
 
From “New Mexico Folk-songs”

PRETTY is the morning,
  Pretty is the day.
When the moon comes up
  It is light as day.
 
      Fortune’s wheel keeps turning!        5
 
Yes, Fortune has its ups and downs,
  Fortune is a bubble.
It was all for a married woman
  I had my trouble.
 
      Fortune’s wheel keeps turning!        10
 
It was eight o’clock at the bridge,
  And nine at Jésus María,
But before I could reach her door,
  I was caught by her fat old tía!
 
      Fortune’s wheel keeps turning!        15
 
 
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