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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Handfuls
By Carl Sandburg
 
From “Days”

  BLOSSOMS of babies
Blinking their stories
Come soft
On the dusk and the babble;
Little red gamblers,        5
Handfuls that slept in the dust.
 
  Summers of rain,
Winters of drift,
Tell off the years;
And they go back        10
Who came soft—
Back to the sod,
To silence and dust;
Gray gamblers,
  Handfuls again.        15
 
 
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