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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Subway Is Lit
By Oscar Williams
 
From “Golden Darkness”

THE SUBWAY is lit like a great cathedral,
  And myriad shadows whisper and float.
But the eyes of darkness are filled with fury,
  And a scream of steel is in the wind’s throat.
The trains are moving like things of madness,        5
  And the eyes of men have a glassy stare.
Where is the music of holiness?
  And where the uplifted face of a prayer?
 
 
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