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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Insomnia
By Emanuel Carnevali
 
From “Neuriade”

FOR a year his desperate hands beat the darkness. Then out of their rhythm a monster was created:
Three claws on his breast, so that he could not with facility heave it;
Three claws on his skull, so that he had waking nightmares the year long.
When at last his hands dropped, the monster stooped over him, and with his yellow beak plucked out his white heart.
 
 
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