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THE HOUSE ON THE HILL, by         Recitation         Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: They are all gone away
Last Line: There is nothing more to say.
Subject(s): Decay; Desolation; Rot; Decadence


THEY are all gone away,
The House is shut and still,
There is nothing more to say.
Through broken walls and gray
The winds blow bleak and shrill:
They are all gone away.

Nor is there one to-day
To speak them good or ill:
There is nothing more to say.

Why is it then we stray
Around that sunken sill?
They are all gone away,

And our poor fancy-play
For them is wasted skill:
There is nothing more to say.

There is ruin and decay
In the House on the Hill:
They are all gone away,
There is nothing more to say.





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