Winter 2011 • Vol. XXXIII No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 2011 |

Two Rains

The dog came in and shook off water in every direction. A chaotic rainstorm, walking on four big paws. The outside rain fell straight, in parallel lines from a child's drawing. Windless, blunt, and cold, that orderly rain, like a fate left uninterrupted by late love.

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Jane Hirshfield is the author of two new books, The Beauty (poems) and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (essays), both appearing from Knopf in Spring 2015. She is a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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