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First Line: Shimmer, shimmer, summer air
Last Line: In meadows brown and dry.
Subject(s): Mirages; Wellesley College

SHIMMER, shimmer, summer air,
Over the lowland;
Shimmer, elfin lakes,
Where I know the fields are bare.

The far, tall trees are fringes of the sky,
Ghost-gray fringes, dipping to a silver sea,
A water witchery,
More lovely than reality,
In meadows brown and dry.

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