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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Wisdom
By Witter Bynner
 
From “Presences”

OLD man, if I only knew
A quick way to be wise like you!
 
Young man, this is all I know
To impart before I go:
You must keep your goal in sight        5
Labor toward it day and night;
Then at last arriving there—
You shall be too old to care.
 
You would even wiser be
Old man, were you young like me.        10
 
 
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