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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Song of a Factory Girl
By Marya Zaturensky
 
From “Spinners”

IT’S hard to breathe in a tenement hall
So I ran to the little park,
As a lover runs from a crowded ball
To the moonlit dark.
 
I drank in clear air as one will        5
Who is doomed to die,
Wistfully watching from a hill
The unmarred sky.
 
And the great trees bowed in their gold and red
Till my heart caught flame;        10
And my soul, that I thought was crushed or dead,
Uttered a name.
 
I hadn’t called the name of God
For a long time;
But it stirred in me as the seed in sod,        15
Or a broken rhyme.
 
 
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