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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Burro Loads
By William H. Simpson
 
From “Along Old Trails”

WHAT do you carry, O burros gray,
Heaped high with loads, at break of day?
 
Pinyon for fires, when days are cold,
And old men shiver, so cold, so old.
 
Pinyon for fires, when coals are red,        5
And brown-skinned bodies are blanketed.
 
Pinyon for fires—like a crimson rose,
Flaming, in camps by the early snows.
 
Paisano, niña, or señor bold—
Light for their souls, as bells are tolled.        10
 
 
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