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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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Jazz

By Zoltan Jacob, '38

The Magpie, June 1937, v. 21, n. 2., p. 50.

They sway—
drunken to reality,
dizzy from the steady
rotation of wheels—
  And chant, and howl—
primeval songs in
fervid rhythms
to some primordial idol—
madder and wilder.

Exulting—
in the grinding intonation
of wheels—
in erratic motions—
in moving belts—
in penetrating rhythms—
in overpowering smokestacks —
in living, rabid,
jeering saxophones—
in frenzied dances.




The Magpie Sings the Great Depression

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