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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Martin of Tours
By Charles L. O’Donnell
 
“AS I today was wayfaring”—
  Holy, Holy, Holy!—low
Said Christ in heaven’s evening—
  The Holies yet more hushed and slow
“I met a knight upon the road;        5
A plumed charger he bestrode.
 
“He saw the beggar that was I—
  Holy, Holy, Holy!—long
Head and foot one beggary—
  Holy, Holy, Holy!—song        10
One that shivered in the cold
While his horse trailed cloth of gold.
 
“Down he leaped, his sword outdrawn—
  Holy, Holy, Holy!—swells
Cleaved his cloak, laid half upon—        15
  Holy! now a peal of bells
Shoulders that the cross had spanned;
And I think he kissed my hand.
 
“Then he passed the road along,
  Holy, Holy, Holy!—laud        20
Caroling a knightly song—
  Holy! in the face of God.
Yea, Father, by Thy sovereign name,
Begging is a goodly game.”
 
 
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