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A Coign Of The Forest

Rating: 4.1

The hills hang woods around, where green, below
Dark, breezy boughs of beech-trees, mats the moss,
Crisp with the brittle hulls of last year's nuts;
The water hums one bar there; and a glow
Of gold lies steady where the trailers toss
Red, bugled blossoms and a rock abuts;
In spots the wild-phlox and oxalis grow
Where beech-roots bulge the loam, protrude across
The grass-grown road and roll it into ruts.

And where the sumach brakes grow dusk and dense,
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Ruta Mohapatra 08 June 2019

Beautiful painting of woodlands from a Master!

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* Sunprincess * 22 January 2016

.............a beautiful write with excellent imagery of nature ? No one can miss it; for two cat-birds nest, Calling all morning, in the trumpet-vine; And there at noon the pewee sits and floats A woodland welcome; and his very best At eve the red-bird sings, as if to sign The record of its loveliness with notes.

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Edward Kofi Louis 08 June 2019

The red-bird sings! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 08 June 2019

One of the best poems by Madison Julius Cawein........

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Ratnakar Mandlik 08 June 2020

Simply awesome narration of the marvels of nature sprinkled in the scenario making it all the more beautiful and magnanimous. A well deservd classic poem of the day.

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Mahtab Bangalee 08 June 2020

the forest and many feelings mixtured up here with exquisite imagery.... great poem shared.... enjoyable.....

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Ruta Mohapatra 08 June 2020

The woods are calling! What a wonderful description!

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Dr Antony Theodore 08 June 2020

At night the moon stoops over it to rest, And unreluctant stars. Where waters shine There runs a whisper as of wind-swept oats. very nice poem. tony

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Ramesh T A 08 June 2020

Hills, woods, hedges, clourful flowers, birds music and all nicely depicted as beautiful picture to muse over in blissful peace, the Poet has created wonder as the night stars iwinkling with soft wind caressing! Thanks for sharing this Poem here!

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