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The milkweed brings up to my very door
The theme of wanton waste in peace and war....
He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He ...
When people grow gradually rich their requirements and standard of living expand in proportion, while their present-giving instinc ...
How rare to be born a human being!
Wash him off with cedar-bark and milkweed
But waste was of the essence of the scheme.
And all the good they did for man or god
Its flowers' distilled honey is so sweet
It makes the butterflies intemperate.
Where have those flowers and butterflies all gone
That science may have staked the future on?
Whatever it was I lost, whatever I wept for
Was a wild, gentle thing, the small dark eyes
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