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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Without Sleep
By Glenway Wescott
 
From “Still-hunt”

HE earns the oblivion of book and shelf
Who will have for muse a Beatrice
Sitting content by the hearth
To whisper his history and thought.
 
Poet uncuckolded, he hears        5
No mad ethereal crying
For merciless cloud and ridge
Tormented by the golden horn.
 
Ah, she will never lift
Her intolerant head like a stag        10
And scorn him, thinking of wind
And naked hunter and his hallooing hound.
 
 
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