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The Magpie Sings the Great Depression:
Selections from DeWitt Clinton High School's Literary Magazine, 1929-1942

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The Waterfront

By Wilbur Gross, '35

The Magpie, May 1935, p. 32.

Cobblestones, wooden staves,
Blackened hulks, oily waves,
Shadowed rooms, buildings small,
Toughened sailors, broad and tall.
Knotted ropes, shattered glass,
Crooked streets, a narrow pass,
Rusty anchors, twisted steel,
Drying clothes, a broken wheel.
Empty bottles, loaded dice,
Greasy lamps, hungry mice,
Steaming coffee, glistening hulls,
Screaming whistles, soaring gulls.




The Magpie Sings the Great Depression

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