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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
At the Grand Cañon
By George Sterling
 
THOU settest splendors in my sight, O Lord!
  It seems as tho’ a deep-hued sunset falls
  Forever on these Cyclopean walls—
These battlements where Titan hosts have warred,
And hewn the world with devastating sword,        5
  And shook with trumpets the eternal halls
  Where seraphim lay hid by bloody palls
And only Hell and Silence were adored.
 
Lo! the abyss wherein great Satan’s wings
  Might gender tempests, and his dragons’ breath        10
    Fume up in pestilence. Beneath the sun
Or starry outposts on terrestrial things,
  Is no such testimony unto Death
    Nor altars builded to Oblivion.
 
 
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