Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE DOOR-BELL, by CHARLOTTE BECKER



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First Line: I never hear it ring without
Last Line: That funny little thrill.
Subject(s): Bells


I never hear it ring without
A creepy little thrill
Expectant of some possible
Adventure, good or ill.

It may be just a friend who comes
To have a cup of tea;
It may be just a letter's old
Familiar mystery.

It may be one who comes to sell
Some queer, unwanted thing;
Or one who brings the latest news
Of war and uncrowned king.

It may be just these happenings
Of every-day, but still
I never hear it ring without
That funny little thrill.





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