Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE REASON, by HERVEY ALDIS

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THE REASON, by            
First Line: They asked me what ailed her
Last Line: "of too much blossoming."
Subject(s): Apples; Death; Fruit; Trees; Dead, The

They asked me what ailed her
And why her brightness faded,
Why her singing thoughts became
Dull thoughts and jaded.

And I remembered long ago
Standing in long grass
And listening to our gardener tell
Of things that pass.

He spoke of two young apple-trees
That shriveled up one spring.
"They died," he said,
"Of too much blossoming."

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