Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DECEMBER 31ST, by LASCELLES ABERCROMBIE

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DECEMBER 31ST, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the hammering there
Last Line: Cruelty, harlotry.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year

WHAT is the hammering there,
That devil swinking in Hell
O, he forges a cunning New Year,
God knows he does it well.

Mill and harrow and rake,
A restless enginery
Of men and women to make
Cruelty, Harlotry.

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