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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Burnt out
By Kemper Hammond Broadus
 
From “Rough Ways”

I STARTED laying sod along the roof
  While the smoke thickened. Blown from tree to tree,
The fire came on…. At last I dropped the spade,
  And bitterly
 
I watched the timbers smolder and catch fire;        5
  Heard the flame chuckling at the work I’d done—
A pleasant mouthful! Even now I can’t
  Quite see the fun.
 
 
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