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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
In a Gale
By Cecily Fryer
 
IF he I love were on the sea,
My God, how I would pray to Thee!
 
And now I know that I should pray,
  With urgent tears, to Thee on high,
That Thou would’st call Thy storm away        5
  Lest other women’s loved ones die;
 
And on my knees should supplicate
  With all the strength that in me lies:
(For other women watch and wait
  With anguish written in their eyes.)        10
 
Lord, show them pity evermore!
  But I can neither weep nor pray,
For oh, my dear is safe ashore,
  And I go singing all the day.
 
 
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