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First Line: There's no smoke in the chimney
Last Line: Nor any bird of the air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anodos
Subject(s): Houses, Deserted


There's no smoke in the chimney,
And the rain beats on the floor;
There's no glass in the window,
There's no wood in the door;
The heather grows behind the house,
And the sand lies before.

No hand hath trained the ivy,
The walls are grey and bare;
The boats upon the sea sail by,
Nor never tarry there.
No beast of the the field comes nigh,
Nor any bird of the air.




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