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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Dilemma
By Orrick Johns
 
From “Country Rhymes”

WHAT though the moon should come
  With a blinding glow,
And the stars have a game
  On the wood’s edge …
A man would have to still        5
  Cut and weed and sow,
And lay a white line
  When he plants a hedge.
 
What though God
  With a great sound of rain        10
Came to talk of violets
  And things people do …
I would have to labor
  And dig with my brain
Still to get a truth        15
  Out of all words new.
 
 
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