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First Line: Tall nettles cover up, as they have done
Last Line: Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


Tall nettles cover up, as they have done
These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough
Long worn out, and the roller made of stone:
Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.

This corner of the farmyard I like most:
As well as any bloom upon a flower
I like the dust on the nettles, never lost
Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.





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