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First Line: Not soon shall I forget -- a sheet
Last Line: I shall remember them with tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Nostalgia


Not soon shall I forget -- a sheet
Of golden water, cold and sweet,
The young moon with her head in veils
Of silver, and the nightingales.

A wain of hay came up the lane --
O fields I shall not walk again,
And trees I shall not see, so still
Against a sky of daffodil!

Fields where my happy heart had rest,
And where my heart was heaviest,
I shall remember them at peace
Drenched in moon-silver like a fleece.

The golden water sweet and cold,
The moon of silver and of gold,
The dew upon the gray grass-spears,
I shall remember them with tears.






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