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First Line: The breaking dead leaves 'neath my feet
Last Line: To break of dead leaves in the heart?
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Disappointment; Leaves


The breaking dead leaves 'neath my feet
A plaintive melody repeat,
Recalling shattered hopes that lie
As relics of a bygone sky.

Again I thread the mazy past,
Back where the mounds are scattered fast—
Oh! foolish tears, why do you start,
To break of dead leaves in the heart?





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