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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
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By Robert Redfield, Jr.
 
From “War Sketches”

Sleek cats in sunny doorways
 
      He held the picture in his weary brain
      That he might ease his misery and pain,
      Forget the swaying lorry and the rain.
 
      The dark was kind at any rate, and yet        5
      It pressed against his eyes. His feet were wet.
      He wished that he could light a cigarette.
 
Sleek cats in sunny doorways
 
      He moved; the water ran along his skin;
      He wiped the drops that gathered on his chin.        10
      The road grew rougher and more rain leaked in.
 
 
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