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WHOM EARTH HAS TAUGHT: REVELATION, by            
First Line: Scarcely less sensitive than soil to rules
Last Line: And ponder on, where summer went to seed.


Scarcely less sensitive than soil to rules
Set down in older texts than men have penned,
He has no need to seek from troubled schools
What cloudy light to husbandry they lend;
Nor need of revelation more than rind
And pod repeat where summer went her way,
Leaving with them a meaning for his mind
Beyond the words of wisdom that men say.

An item of atomic thrift, to be
Included in the audit of the year --
Accrediting to Earth's frugality
A husk-enfolded store -- was entered here
In russet lettering for him to read
And ponder on, where summer went to seed.





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