Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AN ANSWER, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON

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First Line: Why should I make shoddy verse
Last Line: To hear the silver whisper of the frost.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Poetry & Poets

WHY should I make shoddy verse,
When Autumn prints, for all the world to read,
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A swaggering line of sumacs
Flaunting scarlet
Against the dusky curve of distant hills.


A pearl grey twilight
Lustrous with amethyst and sapphire
Before a radiant dark.


That hushed and opal hour at the dawn
When all the little grasses hold their breath
To hear the silver whisper of the frost.

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