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TUSCAN OLIVES: RISPETTO 7, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Reach up and pluck a branch, and give it to me
Last Line: How much is left behind? I do not know.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Olive Trees And Olives


Reach up and pluck a branch, and give it me,
That I may hang it in my Northern room,
That I may find it there, and wake and see
-- Not you! not you! -- dead leaves and wintry gloom.

O senseless olives, wherefore should I take
Your leaves to balm a heart that can but ache?
Why should I take you hence, that can but show
How much is left behind? I do not know.





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