Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SCYTHE SONG, by ANDREW LANG

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First Line: Mowers, weary and brown, and blithe
Last Line: Over the clover, over the grass!
Subject(s): Mowing & Mowers; Lawn Mowers

MOWERS, weary and brown, and blithe,
What is the word methinks ye know,
Endless over-word that the Scythe
Sings to the blades of the grass below?
Scythes that swing in the grass and clover,
Something, still, they say as they pass;
What is the word that, over and over,
Sings the Scythe to the flowers and grass?
Hush, ah hush, the Scythe was saying,
Hush, and heed not, and fall asleep;
Hush, they say to the grasses swaying;
Hush, they sing to the clover deep!
Hush -- 't is the lullaby Time is singing --
Hush, and heed not, for all things pass;
Hush, ah hush! and the scythes are swinging
Over the clover, over the grass!

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