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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Owl-blasted
By John McClure
 
          “Farmer Hunt doubted whether there really were any tongs which he seemed to hold in his hand….. Ah, these solid houses, real estates, have wings like so many nimble mosquitoes, and do exceedingly hop and avoid me!”—Emerson’s Journals.

“You can trap no sweet
  From such nimble things—
They have goblin feet,
  They have goblin wings.
 
“Chase them everywhere,        5
  Everywhere they flee:
Emptier than air
  Are the world and we.”
 
Who has heard the madmen
  Shall remember long        10
All their goblin music
  And their goblin song.
 
 
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