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First Line: To some, thoughts flying into futurity's cloud
Last Line: To eat his bit of dinner, out of the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund


To some, thoughts flying into futurity's cloud;
To some, pale provings mocking time and space;
To some, the puzzling out to-day's hoarse crowd;
To each his own: I run a backward race.

I have been wandering distant roads, have striven
To win new comprehensions; much in vain.
There's that within me cares not what is given
By such migrations; of a stubborn grain,

This Hodge-like serf and tyrant trudges on,
Grudges and growls at all my innovations,
Lets new things go to rack when I am gone
On other errands, sticks to's old vocations.

Caelum, non animum -- nay, scarce he'll see
An altered sky, and this, all said and done,
I like him for; he'll sit by his old tree,
To eat his bit of dinner, out of the sun.





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