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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Winter Rain
By Frederick R. McCreary
From “Hillside Poems”

IT is sad, this rain
Drip-dripping in the night
Into the snow;
Dripping from the corners of the house        5
And the ends of black twigs
All night long without change.
Rain, rain soft-fingered,
Lifting up the white snow,
Uncovering the clay beneath;        10
Rain, soft,
Almost unwilling—
The fingers of an old woman
Who cannot resist
Slipping downstairs in the night        15
To the front room,
And lifting the sheet for a last look
At what it conceals.

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