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...like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better. I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk TOWARD heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back.One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
Fifty Years Spent. [Maxwell Struthers Burt]
Fifty years spent before I found me, Wind on my mouth and the taste of the rain, Where the great hills circled and swept around me And the torrents leapt to the mist-drenched plain; Ah, it was long this coming of me Back to the hills and the sounding sea.
Ye who can go when so it tideth To fallow fields when the Spring is new, Finding the spirit that there abideth, Taking fill of the sun and the dew; Little ye know of the... Frost, Robert
Excerpt from The Second Book of Modern Verse; a selection from the work of contemporaneous American poets · This quote is about optimism · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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