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EVIL LANDSCAPE, by            
First Line: Beach of old bones - the tide gasps / death-knells
Last Line: The mushrooms, their stools.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbiere, Tristan
Subject(s): Evil; Landscape

Beach of old bones-The tide gasps
Death-knells: croaking sound on sound . . .
-Pale marsh, where the moon swallows
Big worms to make the night pass.

-Calm of plague, where fever
Burns . . . The cursed will-o'-the-wisp fades away.
-Stinking grass where the hare
Is a cowardly sorcerer who flees . . .

-The white Washerwoman spreads out
The dead's dirty linen
In the sun of wolves . . . -The toads,

Little melancholy chanters,
With their colics poison
The mushrooms, their stools.

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