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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Jenny’s Dancing
By Joseph Warren Beach
 
From “Dry Points”

WHEN Jenny danced with Janet,
I saw two silver birches swaying
To a breeze that left the hillside quiet,
Save for these white stems
It singled out        5
To set them tossing.
 
I saw two flames,
Two slim and volatile
Twin flames wind-blown,
That wound and wound        10
Their delicate bodies
To a tune no ear could follow …
 
And then came Rupert—
Hapless male!—
And he took Jenny.        15
He could not follow the tune—
The breeze passed by him;
And as he could not bend himself,
He broke her.
 
 
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