Between Us Now – Thomas Hardy

Between us now and here – Two thrown together Who are not wont to wear Life’s flushest feather – Who see the scenes slide past,…

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The Oxen

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the…

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The Man He Killed

Had he and I but met By some old ancient inn, We should have set us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! But ranged…

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The Convergence Of The Twain

I In a solitude of the sea Deep from human vanity, And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she. II Steel chambers,…

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Neutral Tones

We stood by a pond that winter day, And the sun was white, as though chidden of God, And a few leaves lay on the…

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During Wind And Rain

They sing their dearest songs– He, she, all of them–yea, Treble and tenor and bass. And one to play; With the candles mooning each face…….

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Ah Are You Digging On My Grave

“Ah, are you digging on my grave, My loved one? — planting rue?” — “No: yesterday he went to wed One of the brightest wealth…

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