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There is one story and one story only
That will prove worth your telling,
Whether as learned bard or gifted child;
each new victim treads unfalteringly
The never altered circuit of his fate,
Dwell on her graciousness, dwell on her smiling,
Do not forget what flowers
The summer hath his joys
And winter his delights;
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. On the farm the weather was the grea ...
In winter, in my room,
I came upon a worm,
One aged man--one man--can't keep a house,
A farm, a countryside, or if he can,
It's thus he does it of a winter night.
So near to paradise all pairing ends:
Here loveless birds now flock as winter friends,
An hour of winter day might seem too short
To make it worth life's while to wake and sport.
Yet still the miracles
Exhume in each face
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