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LUNCH IN TOWN, by                    
First Line: I like you better far in country places
Last Line: I wish I had not come to town today.
Subject(s): Lunch; New England


I like you better far in country places
Where no hat hides the candor of your brow
The daylight on your hair -- and fewer traces
Of coquetry about your dress than now.
Perhaps some spirit of your fathers' lingers,
Along your green New England roadsides still,
Comforts your quick heart there with quiet fingers,
Lends ancient stone to steady your blown will.
I'd gladly seek one turning and another
Threading long miles through windy, beating rain
To see those blue-eyed boys around their mother,
To sit with you beside the fire again.
But futile all this chat of book and play,
I wish I had not come to town today.





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