Harriet Monroe

(23 December 1860 – 26 September 1936 / Chicago, Illinois)

Harriet Monroe Poems

1. The Message Of The Wind 4/16/2010
2. April -- North Carolina 1/4/2003
3. In The Beginning 4/16/2010
4. A Farewell 4/16/2010
5. After Sunset 4/16/2010
6. Dance Of The Seasons 4/16/2010
7. A Power-Plant 4/16/2010
8. For Peace 4/16/2010
9. A Letter To One Far Away 4/16/2010
10. A Portrait 4/16/2010
11. The Shadow-Child 4/16/2010
12. In The Louvre 4/16/2010
13. At Twilight 4/16/2010
14. Deserted 4/16/2010
15. A Garden In The Desert 4/16/2010
16. A Play Festival In Ogden Park 4/16/2010
17. Battle-Flags Of Illinois 4/16/2010
18. At The Summit 4/16/2010
19. At The Grand Cañon 4/16/2010
20. The Water Ouzel 1/4/2003

The Water Ouzel

Little brown surf-bather of the mountains!
Spirit of foam, lover of cataracts, shaking your wings in falling waters!
Have you no fear of the roar and rush when Nevada plunges --
Nevada, the shapely dancer, feeling her way with slim white fingers?
How dare you dash at Yosemite the mighty --
Tall, white limbed Yosemite, leaping down, down over the cliff?
Is it not enough to lean on the blue air of mountains?
Is it not enough to rest with your mate at timberline, in bushes that hug

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