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First Line: He hopes for greater circumstance; he dreams
Last Line: The mortar crumbles and the glory falls.
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers


He hopes for greater circumstance; he dreams
Of Eldorado or a bright Yukon
Where gold is washed in ever-flowing streams.
A road where other vagabonds have gone
Leads him beyond the pillared hills of home,
A yard, a garden and a little house;
A finger points to Xanadu or Nome,
Far from the thraldom of a nagging spouse.
He dreams and dreams . . . Headlong the seasons roll:
Summer and Winter, Autumn and the Spring,
And yet he is no nearer to his goal
Than when he first began his wandering.
And yet, no matter how he builds his walls,
The mortar crumbles and the glory falls.





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