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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
To Earth
By Charles R. Murphy
From “Growth”

OH, fortunate the waiting that shall end in wonder,
And blessed now the patience that is in thy biding;
For now are the herded clouds and the wild rain’s thunder
Over the roof of thy quiet seeds’ hiding.
We too, O earth, shall need thy blessedness of waiting        5
For the green flowering of pastures, when the panting
Storm shall cease; though blood be the rain that is abating,
And men be the seeds of our wild planting.

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