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First Line: Every simile is elegy
Subject(s): Mountains; Poetry & Poets; Hills; Downs (great Britain)

Every simile is elegy,
Resolving in eternal principles.

The axioms are natural, the rules
Are sentimental. Habit animates

The animate, shapely patternings
Accumulate, more awkward to shoulder than trees.

Though not for fear now, images demure.
The lines descend like snow-blind mountaineers.

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98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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