Harriet Monroe Poems
- In The Beginning WHEN sunshine met the wave, Then love was ...
- Dance Of The Seasons Allegro Wake ! wake ! Out of the snow ...
- A Story He loved her and he was untrue— Untrue he was, let ...
- April -- North Carolina Would you not be in Tryon ...
- The Message Of The Wind The wind comes riding down from ...
- A Power-Plant The Fisk Street turbine power station in ...
- After Sunset The forest was a shrine for her, A temple ...
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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In The Beginning
WHEN sunshine met the wave,
Then love was born;
Then Venus rose to save
A world forlorn.
For light a thousand wings
Of joy unfurled,
And bound with golden rings
The icy world.
And color flamed the earth
With glad desire,
Till life sprang to the birth,
Fire answering fire,
And so the world awoke,
And all was done,
When first the ocean spoke
Unto the sun.