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THE FIR TREE, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: A fir tree stands so lonely
Last Line: On a burning cliff must stand.
Subject(s): Fir Trees; Trees

A fir-tree stands so lonely
On barren northern height.
Drowsy it grows; the snowdrift
Has wrought it a mantle white.

It dreams of a distant palm-tree,
That in some eastern land
Alone, in silence mourning,
On a burning cliff must stand.

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