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And yet no greater, but more eminent,
Love by the spring is grown;
A squirrel leaping from bough to bough, and making the wood but one wide tree for his pleasure, fills the eye not less than a lion ...
My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
The rangey bough anticipated fruit
With snowballs cupped in every opening bud.
And if I should live to be
The last leaf upon the tree
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse--and Thou
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou
Stands the Spring! heralded by its bright-clothed
Trumpeters, of bough and bush and branch;
Now night perfumes lie upon the air,
As rests the blossom on the loaded bough;
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