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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
He Buildeth His House
By Lily A. Long
 
HE hewed him the gray cold rock
  To make the foundations under.
The walls and the towers should lock
  Past the power of the earth to sunder,
Then, masking the bastions’ frown,        5
  Art came, embroidered and gilded
That beauty and joy might crown
  The palace which power had builded.
 
God sighed:    “Why build so tall
                Thy prison wall?”        10
 
 
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