Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE PUZZLE, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN

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THE PUZZLE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cuckoo with a strong flute
Last Line: God's freezing love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English

THE cuckoo with a strong flute,
The orchard with a mild sigh,
Bird and blossom so salute
The rainbow sky.

The brown herd in the green shade,
The parson in his lawn chair,
Poor and gentry both evade
The furnace air.

The moon-inveigled mushroom,
The crocus with her frail horn,
Gaze in dumb dread through the gloom
Of late moist morn.

The dead leaf on the highlands,
The old tramp on the mill drove,
Each whirls on nor understands
God's freezing love.

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