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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Field-mouse
By Hilda Conkling
 
From “Song Nets”

LITTLE brown field-mouse
Hiding when the plough goes by,
Timid creature that you are,
Wild thing,
Were you once in the forest?—        5
Did you move to the fields?
In your brown cloak
You gather grain
For your secret meals;
You will build a house of earth        10
The way you remember.
From a baby up to your full-grown feeling
You have run about the field,
As other field-mice will run about
When another century has come        15
Like a cloud.
 
 
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