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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Where Luck Lies
By Florence Randal Livesay
 
From “Slavic Songs”

From the Ukrainian of Fedkovich

YOU, my brother, stayed at home,
Threshing out the beans—
I hied me to Germany
Seeking where my Luck might be,
League on league to roam.        5
 
Under Bukowina’s sky
Even there I went.
Passed the flinty Tyrol’s bar,
Wandered till I reached a star—
Wandering still am I!        10
 
Ah, my brother; you did well
Threshing all the while.
Luck that would not come to me,
Luck I went so far to see—
In your beans it fell!        15
 
 
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