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First Line: Jasper attends the four-o'clocks
Last Line: In unregenerate mirth.
Subject(s): Genetics

Jasper attends the four-o'clocks,
The white, the pink, the red,
To tie a prim deliberate label
On each dihybrid head.

Twenty summers the graph swings over
The red, the pink, the white.
But once he bred a golden bloom,
Recessive, impolite ...

Jasper's a blasted four-o'clock
And his wife a swart sandstorm,
But they have bred a daughter, a daughter,
Honey-pale, warm ...

Something laughs in the clean space
Between sun and earth
With the gay rough hoot of a horn blowing
In unregenerate mirth.

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