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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
II: Life
By Louise Ayres Garnett
 
From “Resurgam”

INTO the noon of labor I go forth that I may reap my destiny.
Sorrow is my lot, and labor my achievement,
The beauty of God’s handiwork my compensation.
Something within me springs like a fountain and urges me to joy;
Sorrow is as beauty and labor as reward.        5
Thou art become a greater God, O God, because of my endeavor.
Listen through my ears, Thou of my singing sanctuary,
Listen through my ears that I hear Thy silent music;
Look through my eyes that I vision the unseen;
Speak through my lips that I utter words of gladness.        10
Walk Thou with me, work Thou through me, rest Thou in me,
That I may make Thee manifest in all my ways.
I will praise Thee, praise Thee with the labor of my hands
And with the bounty of my spirit!
 
 
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