chestnut tree quotes

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The wall-door under the chestnut-tree
that I nor anyone else ever saw open,
Under a spreading chestnut-tree
The village smithy stands;
Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me:
O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,
Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?
we, outlaws on God's property,
Fling out imagination beyond the skies,
Asking to die:
"To die, dear God, before a scum of doubt
All boyhood's treasure-trove a hortus siccus
Of tits and knickers,
The stained unsightly breath
Of carious death.
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree.
Everybody who's anybody longs to be a tree--
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