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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Stranger
By Scudder Middleton
 
  I AM the lonely man the crowds pass by;
I am the listener in the dim-lit room above the street;
I am he who waits and knows not why.
O City, have you no gift for me?
Have you no healing word to speak,        5
No voice of all your many voices I can understand?
I have come a long way over roads that wounded;
I entered your streets with a dream in my breast.
Be not cruel, for I came to love you:
Show me a flower or the face of a friend!        10
 
 
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