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THE HERMIT, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: I mark the hermit's den
Last Line: The burden of christ dead.
Subject(s): Hermits

I MARK the hermit's den,
And ponder why he fled
So far from other men;
Why chose to make his bed
In lonely Nature's fen.

For surely he must tread
On yearnings even there;
And he must see -- outspread --
The vital branches bear
The burden of Christ dead.

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