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Rats!
They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
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This dog and man at first were friends;
But when a pique began,
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All stars stand close in summer air
And tremble, and look mild as amber;
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. . . Look! this flesh how it crumbles to dust and is blown!
These bones, how they grind in the granite of frost and are noth
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I, the restless one; the circler of circles;
Herdsman and roper of stars, who could not capture
The secret of self;
White plates and cups, clean-gleaming,
Ringed with blue lines; and feathery, faery dust;
Nothing remains.
O dear my loves, O faithless, once again
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Sleep; and high places; footprints in the dew;
The pain, the calm, and the astonishment,
Desire illimitable, and still content,
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Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
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