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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Grand-dad’s Bluff
By Laura Sherry
 
From “Ridge People”

I KNELT all day,
Grand-dad,
Pleading with you—
But you had nothing to say.
Night fell,        5
And a message came
Through your ravines.
It did not speak either,
But I heard it pass among the leaves of the trees.
I drank it through my nostrils        10
As one drinks wine through the mouth,
And it tingled to the finger-tips of my spirit.
I came to you, Grand-dad, with my heart.
God bless you, Grand-dad.
 
 
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