sestina quotes- 10 of
With crayons the child draws a rigid house
and a winding pathway. Then the child
puts in a man with buttons like tears
I know what I know, says the almanac.
Time to plant tears, says the almanac.
The grandmother sings to the marvellous stove
We have climbed the mountain,
There's nothing more to do.
Gawd bless this world! Whatever she 'ath done--
Excep' when awful long--I've found it good.
For 'im that doth not work must surely die;
But that's no reason man should labour all
It's like a book, I think, this bloomin' world,
Which you can read and care for just so long,
Hell grant soon we hear again the swords clash!
And the shrill neighs of destriers in battle rejoicing,
Bah! there's no wine like the blood's crimson!
The man who fears war and squats opposing
My words for stour, hath no blood of crimson
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