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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Full Moon
By John Gould Fletcher
 
From “Down the Mississippi”

FLINGING its arc of silver bubbles, quickly shifts the moon
From side to side of us as we go down its path;
I sit on the deck at midnight, and watch it slipping and sidling,
Under my tilted chair, like a thin film of spilt water.
 
It is weaving a river of light to take the place of this river—        5
A river where we shall drift all night, then come to rest in its shallows.
And then I shall wake from my drowsiness and look down from some dim tree-top
Over white lakes of cotton, like moon-fields on every side.
 
 
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