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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Idiot
By David Osborne Hamilton
 
From “Hoofs and Haloes”

WHEN earth was madly green he lay
  And mocked his shadow’s dancing feet,
Or from his laughter ran away
  To watch the poppies burn the wheat.
 
But when the frozen leaves whirled by        5
  And colored birds were blown afar,
He climbed the bitter winter sky
  And hanged himself upon a star.
 
 
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