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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.


Jean Starr Untermeyer

I HAVE always hated the rain,

And the gloom of grayed skies.

But now I think I must always cherish

Rain-hung leaf and the misty river;

And the friendly screen of dripping green

Where eager kisses were shyly given

And your pipe-smoke made clouds in our damp, close heaven.

The curious laggard passed us by,

His wet shoes soughed on the shining walk.

And that afternoon was filled with a blurred glory—

That afternoon, when we first talked as lovers.