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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
In the Hospital
Arthur Guiterman
BECAUSE on the branch that is tapping my pane
  A sun-wakened leaf-bud, uncurled,
Is bursting its rusty brown sheathing in twain,
  I know there is Spring in the world.
Because through the sky-patch whose azure and white        5
  My window frames all the day long,
A yellow-bird dips for an instant of flight,
  I know there is Song.
Because even here in this Mansion of Woe
  Where creep the dull hours, leaden-shod,        10
Compassion and Tenderness aid me, I know
  There is God.


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