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COLOUR



COLOUR


The lovely things that I have watched unthinking,
        Unknowing, day by day,
That their soft dyes had steeped my soul in colour
        That will not pass away:—

Great saffron sunset clouds, and larkspur mountains,
        And fenceless miles of plain,
And hillsides golden-green in that unearthly
        Clear shining after rain;

And nights of blue and pearl; and long smooth beaches,
        Yellow as sunburnt wheat,
Edged with a line of foam that creams and hisses,
        Enticing weary feet;

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