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GARDEN: 1, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are clear
Last Line: I could break you.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Gardens & Gardening


You are clear
O rose, cut in rock,
hard as the descent of hail.

I could scrape the color
from the petals
like spilt dye from a rock.

If I could break you
I could break a tree --
I could break you.





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