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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Maternity
By Marjorie Allen Seiffert
 
I am here, my beloved

STURDY is earth,
Dull and mighty,
Unresentful.
 
Of her own fertility
Covering her scars        5
With healing green.
 
You cannot anger earth,
You cannot cause her pain,
Nor make her remember
Your hungry, querulous love.        10
 
At last your unwilling body
She tranquilly accepts,
And turns it to her uses.
 
 
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