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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Two Sewing
By Hazel Hall
From “Repetitions”

        I plunge at the rearing hours
  Life is a steed of pride,
Who so high above me towers
  I cannot mount and ride.

THE WIND is sewing with needles of rain;
With shining needles of rain
It stitches into the thin
Cloth of earth—in,
In, in, in.        5
(Oh, the wind has often sewed with me!—
One, two, three.)
Spring must have fine things
To wear, like other springs.
Of silken green the grass must be        10
Embroidered. (One and two and three.)
Then every crocus must be made
So subtly as to seem afraid
Of lifting color from the ground.
And after crocuses the round        15
Heads of tulips, and all the fair
Intricate garb that Spring will wear
The wind must sew with needles of rain,
With shining needles of rain
Stitching into the thin        20
Cloth of earth—in,
In, in, in—
For all the springs of futurity.
(One, two, three.)

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