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How delightful to meet Mr. Hodgson!
(Everyone wants to know him)
...
Picture that orchard sprite,
Eve, with her body white,
Supple and smooth to her
Slim finger tips,
"Eva!" Each syllable
Light as a flower fell;
"Eva!" he whispered the
Wondering maid;
And in the shops nothing
For people to eat;
Nothing for sale in
Stupidity Street.
For tamed and shabby tigers
And dancing dogs and bears,
And wretched, blind pit ponies
And little hunted hares.
Pity him, this dupe of dream,
Leader of the herd again
...
See an old unhappy bull,
Sick in soul and body both,
Slouching in the undergrowth
Of the forest beautiful,
Turns to meet the loathly birds
Flocking round him from the skies,
Waiting for the flesh that dies.
With his mother gaunt and lean
In the valley warm and green,
...
Other hammers, muffled hammers,
Silent hammers of decay.
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