Slenderly the lean days close

 

 

Slenderly the lean days close
upon themselves. Nothing goes,
but stays here always, standing on its edge.
The green lane of the spring is for a mile a road
wet beneath a rain-washed winter sky.
Time falls out, remains; it does not fly.
The senses feel the unrelinquished load
of day on day and cannot see above the hedge
of shed urbanity. Nothing goes.
Slenderly the lean days close.

 

 

 

 

 

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