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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
From the Vedic
By Mason A. Freeman, Jr.
 
The Egg
      WHAT lies hidden in the shell
      Was born through torment deep in hell;
      And it will burst its bonds to sense
      Analogous experience,
      And swing through poles of heaven and hell        5
      To lurk again within the shell.
 
Ecce Homo
      Behold the man indeed—the inner self
        Who sits inside, no bigger than one’s thumb;
      Who limbless moves, and lacking eyes can see;
        Scans all the past, can all the future plumb.        10
 
The Herdsman
      I hail the wandering herdsman of the night,
        The watcher and the shepherd of the stars,
      Who points the pathway leading to the light,
        And for the sheep lets down the golden bars.
 
The Rosary
      Within the all-enfolding hands
        15
        The worlds are being told like beads.
      Lift up your eyes and look thereon!—
        What need have ye of forms and creeds?
 
Creation
      The moon was gendered from my mind,
        And from my eye the sun had birth,        20
      And from my breast the winds burst forth,
        And underneath my feet the earth.
 
 
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