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First Line: The beech leaves caught in a moment gust
Last Line: Our casual anglian train.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Farewell; Landscape; English; Parting


THE beech leaves caught in a moment gust
Run like bowled pennies in the autumn's dust
And topple; frost like rain
Comes spangling down; through the prismy trees
Phoebus mistakes our horse for his,
Such glory clothes his mane.

The stream makes his glen music alone
And plays upon shell and pot and stone --
Our life's after-refrain;
Till in the sky the tower's old song
Reads us the hour, and reads it wrong,
And carter-like comes whistling along
Our casual Anglian train.





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