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A Farewell To Agassiz

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How the mountains talked together,
Looking down upon the weather,
When they heard our friend had planned his
Little trip among the Andes
How they'll bare their snowy scalps
To the climber of the Alps
When the cry goes through their passes,
"Here comes the great Agassiz!"
"Yes, I'm tall," says Chimborazo,
"But I wait for him to say so,--

That's the only thing that lacks,-- he
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Bernard F. Asuncion 28 November 2016

The mountain hearts are yearning, The lava-torches burning, The rivers bend to meet him, The forests bow to greet him, It thrills the spinal column Of fossil fishes solemn, And glaciers crawl the faster To the feet of their old master... I like these lines....

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R Soos 28 November 2016

Dude seems a bit nuts - hard to tell if he's serious about these folks, or simply having fun. definitely some fun lines - I got a kick out of the sane couplet Neil mentioned. Interesting to see the vampires holding court in here too.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 28 November 2016

Fantastic expression with marvellous theme.

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Seamus O Brian 28 November 2016

A roaring tribute to the golden age of exploration. What a grand adventure! Delightful to read. My favorite, of course: From the Indians of the Pampas Who would dine upon their grampas,

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Alade Abayomi Idris 28 November 2016

Wonderful composition. Great theme

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Edward Kofi Louis 28 November 2016

Till the fossil echoes roar! ! Nice piece of work.

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