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NIGHT RIDE, by            
First Line: Rough was the road that groped the everglade
Last Line: "where did the humpy little rough road go?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Meigs, Mildred Plew
Subject(s): Everglades, Florida


Rough was the road that groped the everglade;
I took the sea road polished like a jade.
Down swung the sun like a lantern on a wire;
Flame broke from it and the sea caught fire.
Torn lay the lantern in the dim dusk-fall,
Faint along the water came a wild bird call.
Night blew bigger and the surf song thinned,
Proud old palm trees pattered in the wind;
But this was the riddle that the wheels hummed low:

"Where did the humpy little rough road go?"





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