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I'Ll Tell Thee Everything I Can

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I'll tell thee everything I can;
There's little to relate,
I saw an aged, aged man,
A-sitting on a gate.
'Who are you, aged man?' I said.
'And how is it you live?'
And his answer trickled through my head
Like water through a sieve.

He said, 'I look for butterflies
That sleep among the wheat;
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Khairul Ahsan 18 December 2020
A well chosen 'Poem of the Day'!
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Khairul Ahsan 18 December 2020
'Whose look was mild, whose speech was slow, Whose hair was whiter than the snow, Whose face was very like a crow, With eyes, like cinders, all aglow, Who seemed distracted with his woe, Who rocked his body to and fro' - Loved the rhymes, and the humour too.
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 18 December 2020
Of that old man I used to know Whose look was mild, whose speech was slow, Whose hair was whiter than the snow, Whose face was very like a crow, With eyes, like cinders, all aglow, Who seemed distracted with his woe, ......so beautifully described in perfect rhythm.
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Dr Antony Theodore 18 December 2020
He said, 'I look for butterflies That sleep among the wheat; I make them into mutton-pies, And sell them in the street. Great poem. tony
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Limon Suyu 18 December 2020
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