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Harriet Monroe

"Glad was the living -- blessed be the dying. / Let the leaves fall."

Harriet Monroe, "A Farewell," You and I (1914)

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"... luxury / Is the fat worm, to be destroyed in the bud / If we would see the fruit perfect and sound, / Fit to feed hardy men and mothering women."

Harriet Monroe, title poem, The Difference (1925)

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"The low-lying mountains sleep at the edge of the world. / The forests cover them like mantles ... "

Harriet Monroe, "The Blue Ridge," The Difference (1925)

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"Day sleeps on the cloud-pillowed mountains. / Poised at the center of motion is the spinning world."

Harriet Monroe, "Noon Under My Tree," The Difference (1925)

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"I have not where to lay my head; / Upon my breast no child shall lie; / For me no marriage feast is spread: / I walk alone under the sky."

Harriet Monroe, "Mountain Song," Chosen Poems (1935)

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"How can he sleep now summer comes, / Lie cold when I am near!"

Harriet Monroe, "Years After," Chosen Poems (1935)

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"Stronger than mountains are your foundations, / O Jerusalem, / And loftier than stars your towers."

Harriet Monroe, "Jerusalem," Chosen Poems (1935)

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"Know, though the world endure but for a span, / Deathless is truth. "

Harriet Monroe, "Columbian Ode" (1892), Chosen Poems (1935)

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"She dares -- the young Spring -- to dance on that ancient grave, / To dance with delicate feet / On the world's despair and defeat, / On the Winter that covers all / With an ashen pall."

Harriet Monroe, "Dance of the Seasons" (1907), Chosen Poems (1935)

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"The people must grant a hearing to the best poets they have else they will never have better."

Harriet Monroe, 1911, in Hope Stoddard, Famous American Women (1970)

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"... poetry 'The Cinderella of the Arts.'"

Harriet Monroe, 1912, in Hope Stoddard, Famous American Women (1970)

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Harriet Monroe, U.S. poet, editor
(1861 - 1936)