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03Jan

Poem of the week: The Mower’s Song by Andrew Marvell

Far from any rustic idyll, this mower is racked by the fallen human world

The Mower’s Song

My mind was once the true survey
Of all these meadows fresh and gay,
And in the greenness of the grass
Did see its hopes as in a glass;
When Juliana came, and she
What I do to the grass, does to my thoughts and me.

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