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NOONTIDE REST, by            
First Line: Tall oak, who spread on high your shady boughs
Last Line: Protect me also from the hot sun's blaze.
Subject(s): Rest


TALL oak, who spread on high your shady boughs
Above men sheltering from the naked sun,
Close as a roof of tiles -- wood-pigeons' house,
Home of cicadas, canopy at noon --
Here as I lie beneath your leafy sprays
Protect me also from the hot sun's blaze.





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