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ON BUYING A MAINE FARM, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: The house should be white
Last Line: To swing overhead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Maine (state); Agriculture; Farmers

The house should be white,
The barn red,
The farm-carts blue,
There should be a hillock for the dead,
And a bed-room view,
Old apple-trees,
A rooster to crow,
Down by the cornfield
A sunflower row,
Cows each with her bell,
A fat plow horse,
A maiden birch wood
And a young cat of course,
Hard work in the field,
Good sleep in the bed --
And a ship weather-vane
To swing overhead.

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