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First Line: While I sit penning plans of dead affairs
Last Line: Know they are for the singing and the sun!
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Home

WHILE I sit penning plans of dead affairs,
And hardly pause but when some wilder gust
Drives the mist shower with a more savage thrust
Against my window, hark! what sweeter cares
Find a shy voice, that makes my writing cease,
And in this room of shelves, and books, and files,
The ranked and crested past, what pleasure smiles!
The dead withdraw, the living shares their peace.

For down my chimney with the dripping rain
Come tiny trills and chirps and silvery notes
Like whistling mice; it's nesting-time again;
There in the dimness gape what eager throats
Of the new brood, who through this tempest dun
Know they are for the singing and the sun!

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