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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Late Autumn in the Hills
By Laura Sherry
 
From “Ridge People”

A FLOCK of birds
Spurts down the trail of autumn.
 
Bare hills
Wrap fog-blankets about them,
And nod….        5
 
A whirl of wind
Scatters wild rice over the lake.
 
There is a shake of snow in the air.
My boat moors in the sedges.
 
My hand        10
Droops over the side of the boat.
My fingers
Touch a lotus pod.
The seeds rattle in the husk.
 
Autumn is anchored.        15
 
 
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