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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Neighbors
By Witter Bynner
 
NEIGHBORS are not neighborly
    Who close the windows tight,—
Nor those who fix a peeping eye
    For finding things not right.
 
Let me have faith, is what I pray,        5
    And let my faith be strong!—
But who am I, is what I say,
    To think my neighbor wrong?
 
And though my neighbor may deny
    That faith could be so slight,        10
May call me wrong, yet who am I
    To think my neighbor right?
 
Perhaps we wisely by and by
    May learn it of each other,
That he is right and so am I—        15
    And save a lot of bother.
 
 
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