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(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

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A Poplar and the Moon

There stood a Poplar, tall and straight;
The fair, round Moon, uprisen late,
Made the long shadow on the grass
A ghostly bridge ’twixt heaven and me.
But May, with slumbrous nights, must pass;
And blustering winds will strip the tree.
And I’ve no magic to express
The moment of that loveliness;
So from these words you’ll never guess
The stars and lilies I could see.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • john tiong chunghoo (7/2/2006 7:24:00 AM)

    you are suppose to describe using metaphors, anything to portray that magic. let us down you siegfried.

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