Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LYING IN GRASS, by MELVILLE CANE

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First Line: August / in high, dry grass
Last Line: Into sleep holes.
Subject(s): Sleep

August . . .
In high, dry grass,
Arm crooked,
Head cupped,
Ear sunk,
Flank pressed
Into earth.
Eyes are
Two field-mice,
Scurrying, scurrying
Through grass-tips,
Sniffing shadows,
Nibbling sun-glints,
Darting back
Into sleep holes.

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