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THE BELLS OF HEAVEN, by             Poem Explanation     Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Twould ring the bells of heaven
Last Line: And little hunted hares.
Subject(s): Animals; Social Protest

'Twould ring the bells of Heaven
The wildest peal for years,
If Parson lost his senses
And people came to theirs,
And he and they together
Knelt down with angry prayers
For tamed and shabby tigers
And dancing dogs and bears,
And wretched, blind pit ponies,
And little hunted hares.

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