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First Line: The chinese tombs / some, sqaures of shrubby trees, some, peaks and mounds
Last Line: Ends those graves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


The Chinese tombs,
Some, squares of shrubby trees, some, peaks and mounds,
But more like tile-roofed huts and cottages,
Rise here and there among the fertile grounds.
The spring day blooms
Palely above them, and a warm tear falls
At moments from her opening eyes upon
Those hillocks and those walls;
The encircling wheat and beans as yet are wan,
With the dim stress of winter hardly gone;
The green corn waves
With the thin wind in its tall shroudage flowing,
Above those graves; the living labourer's hoeing
Ends those graves.





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