Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NIL ADMIRARI, by MARY TUCKER

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NIL ADMIRARI, by            
First Line: Lute, that too quick replies
Last Line: Heart, take root nevermore.
Subject(s): Lutes; Music & Musicians

Lute, that too quick replies
To cunning fingers --
Rose, that in darkening skies
Flushes -- and lingers --

Swallow, that seeks to bide
In the hawk's nest --
Door, that too soon swings wide
To curious guest --

Bough, that drops ready fruits
To the rude hand --
Heart, that sets trustful roots
In thorns and sand --

Still, lute; fade, rose; shut, door;
Heart, take root nevermore.

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