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A Night In The North
Have you ever spent a night in the North 'neath the
limbs of the sheltering pines,
When the silence stabs at your pounding heart and the
sounds play tricks with your mind?
Have you watched the shadows steal through the woods
fusing darkness to the ground?
Have you jumped at the snap of a breaking limb wondering
what had caused the sound?
Have you ever seen a friendly moon dip its fingers
in a stream
And dye the sparkling waters with its golden-yellow
Have you ever gazed at a billion stars in a sea of
(based on a true experience as related to me by a friend)
Granny Smith, God rest her soul,
was a hundred and three years old.
`Twas a very sad day when she passed away
and they found her stiff and cold.
When the Parlour called, I sat appalled
to learn that on me they relied.
They made a request that I take a dress