Harriet Monroe Poems
- April -- North Carolina Would you not be in Tryon ...
- In The Beginning WHEN sunshine met the wave, Then love was ...
- The Message Of The Wind The wind comes riding down from ...
- A Farewell GOOD-BY: nay, do not grieve that it is over— The ...
- After Sunset The forest was a shrine for her, A temple ...
- A Power-Plant The Fisk Street turbine power station in ...
- Dance Of The Seasons Allegro Wake ! wake ! Out of the snow ...
Harriet Monroe was an American editor, scholar, literary critic, and patron of the arts. Monroe is best known as the founder and long time editor of Poetry Magazine. She was born in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Visitation Academy of Georgetown, D.C., in 1879, and afterward devoted herself to literary work.
Monroe was the first editor at Poetry Magazine when she founded it in 1912. From her position as editor, she played a role in the development of modern poetry, both as an early publisher and as a supporter of poets such as Ezra Pound, H. D., T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams , Carl Sandburg and others.
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April -- North Carolina
Would you not be in Tryon
Now that the spring is here,
When mocking-birds are praising
The fresh, the blossomy year?
Look -- on the leafy carpet
Woven of winter's browns
Iris and pink azaleas
Flutter their gaudy gowns.
The dogwood spreads white meshes --
So white and light and high --
To catch the drifting sunlight
Out of the cobalt sky.
The pointed beech and maple,
The pines, dark-tufted, tall,