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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Rain in the Hills
By William H. Simpson
From “Along Old Trails”

WERE I the rain
Coming over the hills—
I should be glad
That my cool fingers could ease the little fevers of dusty water-holes,
And caress curled leaves of the cottonwoods.        5
The herd,
Pawing, bellowing, would let me quiet them,
Standing in fresh pools by dusty water-holes—
If I were the rain
Coming over the hills.        10

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