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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Will Power
By Henry Saul Zolinsky
 
I WOULD rather grind my teeth to powder,
I would rather tread barefoot on thin, sharp stones,
I would rather let the blood of my veins freeze to red ice,
And the muscles of my legs stiffen to cold stone,
      Than be drawn by the warm breath        5
      Of transient things.
 
I would rather—
But … yet …
I am being drawn … I am being drawn …
 
 
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