Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WHY TELL?, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB

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First Line: I know the ground my grandsire tilled
Last Line: Fas gloriari!
Subject(s): Old Age

I know the ground my grandsire tilled;
Tell you? Why should I?
I mind the fragrant maunds she filled—
My grandam goody.
I see the house now; wet or fine,
The roadside lindens keep their line,
Forget, how could I?

The bouquet of that age of gold
With no one share I:
This world's too new and I'm too old;
But here declare I:
The air we breathed was sweet, not rank:
Then nothing whizzed, boomed, buzzed or stank.
Fas gloriari!

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