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We are afloat
On our dreams as on a barge made of ice,
Their feet are heavy on the floor
And their eyes are burning.
Now we sing, and do tiny dances on the kitchen floor.
Our whole body is like a harbor at dawn;
What if we wake one shimmering morning to
Hear the fierce hammering
They roused him with muffins--they roused him with ice--
They roused him with mustard and cress--
Count the almonds,
count what was bitter and kept you awake,
count me in.
While the old couple, just astir,
Fancy the sunrise left the door ajar!
The morning comes to consciousness
Of faint stale smells of beer
In the morning I awake, and find the old world, wife, babes, and mother, Concord and Boston, the dear old spiritual world, and eve ...
I awoke in the Midsummer not-to-call night, in the white and the
walk of the morning:
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