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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Prayer at Timber-line
By Ruth Suckow
 
From “By Hill and Dale”

OH, that I could fashion words
  As the wind bends the trees—
Could shape my lines as shining-bare,
  As exquisite, as these
White branches of the writhen pine        5
Standing alone at timber-line!
 
Winds of life, blow stinging-free
  Into my heart that’s waiting, still!
Beat on my words unceasingly,
  And shape them to your stern white will!        10
 
 
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