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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Night Sky
By John Reed
 
O MYSTIC, delicate chalice of the world,
Jeweled with pallid moons! Exquisite arch
Of the quiet sky; carven ’twixt dusk and dusk
Of smoky Indian jade, a summer night,
By God the Artist, God the deaf and blind,        5
Who fashions masterpiece on masterpiece,
And through the Window of the Universe
Hurls them forever and forever….
Pale cup, wherein all tears and mirth of men
Distil, that men may drink of thee and live….        10
Thrice-precious Grail, that holds the Wine of Earth!
 
 
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