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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Squall
By Leonora Speyer
 
IT swoops gray-winged across the obliterated hills,
And the startled lake seems to run before it:
From the wood comes a clamor of leaves,
Tugging at the twigs,
Pouring from the branches,        5
And suddenly the birds are silent.
 
Thunder crumples the sky,
Lightning tears at it.
 
And now the rain—
The rain, thudding, implacable;        10
The wind, revelling in the confusion of great pines!
 
And a silver sifting of light,
A coolness:
A sense of summer anger passing,
Of summer gentleness creeping nearer—        15
Penitent, tearful,
Forgiven.
 
 
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