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In the Country

By Davies, William H.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000253204
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: In the Country  
Author: Davies, William H.
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: THIS life is sweetest; in this wood // I hear no children cry for food; // I see no woman, white with care; // No man, with muscled wasting here. // No doubt it is a selfish thing // To fly from human suffering; // No doubt he is a selfish man, // Who shuns poor creatures, sad and wan. // But 'tis a wretched life to face // Hunger in almost every place; // Cursed with a hand that's empty, when // The heart is full to help all men. // Can I admire the statue great, // When living men starve at its feet! // Can I admire the park's green tree, // A roof for homeless misery! // W.H. Davies // The Flood // I THOUGHT my true love slept; // Behind her chair I crept // And pulled out a long pin; // The golden flood came out, // She shook it all about, // With both our faces in. // Ah! little wren, I know // Your mossy, small nest now // A windy, cold place is; // No eye can see my face, // Howe'er it watch the place // Where I half drown in bliss. // When I am drowned hald dead, // She laughs and shakes her head; // Flogged by her hair-waves, I // Withdraw my face from there; // But never once, I swear, // She heard a mercy cry.


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