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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The City Lights from a Skyscraper
By Frances Shaw
 
FROM my high window at the fall of night,
I see the low-hung firmament of light:
 
Like port-holes of a ship afloat in space
Or danger signals in a hidden place;
 
An iridescent serpent with black jaws;        5
A banner tattered in a giant’s cause;
 
A sun-touched river winding through the gloom;
Wild writing on the heavens of a doom;
 
Or just the cottage-candles in a wood
Where children play together and are good.        10
 
 
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