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Home From Abroad - Poem by Laurie Lee

Far-fetched with tales of other worlds and ways,
My skin well-oiled with wines of the Levant,
I set my face into a filial smile
To greet the pale, domestic kiss of Kent.

But shall I never learn? That gawky girl,
Recalled so primly in my foreign thoughts,
Becomes again the green-haired queen of love
Whose wanton form dilates as it delights.

Her rolling tidal landscape floods the eye
And drowns Chianti in a dusky stream;
he flower-flecked grasses swim with simple horses,
The hedges choke with roses fat as cream.

So do I breathe the hayblown airs of home,
And watch the sea-green elms drip birds and shadows,
And as the twilight nets the plunging sun
My heart's keel slides to rest among the meadows.


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  17. 17. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  18. 18. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
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  21. 21. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  22. 22. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  23. 23. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
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  25. 25. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
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  27. 27. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
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  30. 30. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  32. 32. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
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  34. 34. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  35. 35. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  36. 36. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  37. 37. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
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  41. 41. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
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