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THE WISE STARS, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: The flowerets sweet are crush'd by the feet
Last Line: In safe and endless existence.
Subject(s): Stars


THE flowerets sweet are crush'd by the feet
Full soon, and perish despairing;
One passes by, and they must die,
The modest as well as the daring.

The pearls all sleep in the caves of the deep,
Where one finds them, despite wind and weather
A hole is soon bored and they're strung on a cord,
And there fast yoked together.

The stars are more wise, and keep in the skies,
And hold the earth at a distance;
They shed their light in the heavens so bright,
In safe and endless existence.





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