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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
A New Hampshire Boy
By Morris Bishop
 
UNDER Monadnock,
  Fold on fold,
The world’s fat kingdoms
  Lie unrolled.
 
Far in the blue south        5
  City-smoke, swirled,
Marks the dwellings
  Of the kings of the world.
 
Old kings and broken,
  Soon to die,        10
Once you had little,
  As little as I.
 
Smoke of the city,
  Blow in my eyes—
Blind me a little,        15
  Make me wise.
 
Dust of the city,
  Blow and gust—
Make me, like all men,
  Color of dust.        20
 
I stand on Monadnock,
  And seem to see
Brown and purple kingdoms
  Offered to me.
 
 
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