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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Parade
By Dorothy Butts
 
From “The Passers-by”

FACES, laughing and torch-lit,
Passing and passing—
Laughing and torch-lit and passing!
 
Voices, crying and shouting,
Dying and dying—        5
Crying and shouting and dying!
 
Drums, beating and thumping,
Retreating, retreating—
Beating and thumping, retreating!
 
Gone! There remains but the heat        10
Of the August night-wind
Blowing a leaf down the street.
 
 
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