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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Promenading
By Carlyle McIntyre
 
From “On the Road”

AS I went down to Baldwin’s Pond,
  The mud-hens dove from sight,
And then like corks bobbed bravely up
  And paddled with delight.
 
Oh, green-blade rushes fringed the pool,        5
  Eye-lashes delicate;
The waters were as calm as though
  A seer should gaze on fate.
 
And reed-birds, piping holy notes,
  Inspired me with such faith        10
That I walked on the shining pond
  As though I were a wraith.
 
Yes, hand in hand with whitest flowers,
  My heart beat mad and high—
I went a-walking (it was spring)        15
  With lilies on the sky.
 
 
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