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A Plain Life

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No idle gold -- since this fine sun, my friend,
Is no mean miser, but doth freely spend.

No prescious stones -- since these green mornings show,
Without a charge, their pearls where'er I go.

No lifeless books -- since birds with their sweet tongues
Will read aloud to me their happier songs.

No painted scenes -- since clouds can change their skies

A hundred times a day to please my eyes.
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eyob getachew 31 December 2018

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eyob getachew 31 December 2018

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parlos nath 25 June 2018

we have no time to see the wolds beauty . thank you for the poem.#

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Resh Kav 19 June 2017

Life is always Plain until we wrote some thing on it. good poem

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Sandeep Dongre 28 March 2017

Life in whatever form it is it has its own benefit. A plain life as it may appear a simple one to us avails invaluable pleasure to the one who leads it. Great poem.

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Kc Smith 07 May 2012

I am certain that by the line 'No headstrong wine - since, when I drink, the spring into my eager ears will softly ring' refers to the fact that if one were to drink from a natural spring one would get to enjoy the atmosphere of the place, and hear the gentle burbling of the water. We can see from the poem's pattern that after the medial caesura (the line break) the rest of the stanza refers to a natural occurrence, as opposed to the traditional material pleasures.

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Sylva Portoian 26 February 2010

Davies, I wish I knew what you mean by such a steep stanza, “No headstrong-since when I drink, the spring into my eager ears will softly ring.” Do you mean that after you drunk you had tinnitus (buzzing ears) ?

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