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Ah, little road, brown as my race is brown,
Your trodden beauty like our trodden pride,
Soon the purple dark must bruise
Lily and bleeding-heart and rose,
Like fallen apples, they will lose
Their sweetness at the bruise,
And then decay.
Now it is autumn and the falling fruit
and the long journey towards oblivion.
ethereal, their mauve
almost a transparent gray,
their dark veins
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
God from the mount of Sinai, whose grey top
Shall tremble, he descending, will himself
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