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First Line: Straw in the street where I pass to-day
Last Line: Straw in the street ?
Variant Title(s): Roundel: Straw In The Street
Subject(s): Straw; Streets; Avenues


STRAW in the street where I pass to-day
Dulls the sound of the wheels and feet.
'Tis for a failing life they lay
Straw in the street.

Here, where the pulses of London beat,
Someone strives with the Presence grey ;
Ah, is it victory or defeat ?

The hurrying people go their way,
Pause and jostle and pass and greet ;
For life, for death, are they treading, say
Straw in the street ?








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