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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Suffering
By Maxwell Bodenheim
 
From “Sketches in Color”

  THE MORNING lowers its fire-veined back
And quivers beneath the edged feet of winds:
So do you stoop to your agony.
 
  The air brushes up the fibrous souls
Of flowers, and sprinkles them between        5
The flickering-sleeved arms of lime trees:
So does your sorrow whirl you apart.
 
  The brocade-robed night staggers against the wall of the sky,
And fiercely sinks its woe-turbaned head:
So does your grief lean upon me.        10
 
 
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