striped maple quotes

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Her teacher's certainty it must be Mabel
Made Maple first take notice of her name.
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Once they came on a maple in a glade,
Standing alone with smooth arms lifted up,
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wonder-suits in yellow and in wine,
Sarcastic green and zebra-striped cobalt.
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Natives of another hemisphere, they beheld, with curiosity, all the pleasing features of the American forest. The landscape before ...
What angels invented these splendid ornaments, these rich conveniences, this ocean of air above, this ocean of water beneath, this ...
Up, black, striped and damasked like the chasuble
At a funeral mass, the skunk's tail
Paraded the skunk.
I was so angry to realize I'm a Quebecois, with no past, no history, just two cans of maple syrup.
...the shiny-cheeked merchant bankers from London with eighties striped blue ties and white collars and double-barreled names and ...
A poem should be equal to:
Not true.

For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf.
Unloved, that beech will gather brown,
This maple burn itself away;
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