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First Line: They are nothing but sifted
Last Line: Keeping them keen!
Subject(s): Cornwall, England; Villages


They are nothing but sifted
Sand in the folds
Of round hills lifted,
I think, from molds,

So smoothly they rise,
And so grittily sound
The names -- Pengrise,
Trelithick, Germound --

Of the flint-gray places
Beneath and between.
Hear the wind on their faces
Keeping them keen!





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