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Spoils Of The Dead

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Two fairies it was
On a still summer day
Came forth in the woods
With the flowers to play.
The flowers they plucked
They cast on the ground
For others, and those
For still others they found.
Flower-guided it was
That they came as they ran
On something that lay
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The poem licker 19 November 2020
man this poem tastes like. ima still lick it tho
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The poem licker 19 November 2020
Man this poem tast lik. im still gonna lick it tho.
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The poem licker 19 November 2020
MAn this poem tast like
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 05 October 2017
They knelt in the leaves And eerily played With the glittering things, And were not afraid. A beautiful poem shared.
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Susan Williams 05 April 2016
um...... yikes..... Frost, what were you thinking of besides fairies discovering a dead man's body and playing with it? What, we're led by sprinkled flowers like so many memories of pleasure into evil and darkness? Frost, I barely know you in this- -I wanna go stop by a forest on a snowy evening and converse with a horse instead, okay?
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Mark Arvizu 16 October 2015
Could an inheritance be the spoils of the dead?
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John Richter 06 October 2014
I think the colloquial terms ferries and elves were used interchangeably in those days. But honestly must say that I don't understand his reference to spoils of the dead. He paints a rather grisly picture of the man's remains - as if he were in an advanced stage of decomposition - even perhaps only bones remaining - with the trinkets still attached. I should think he was referencing things taken directly off the rotting corpse as spoils. But that is the problem with poetic license - it is open to so many interpretations.
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Stephen Loomes 25 October 2013
He can't seem to make up his mind whether they were fairies or elves but one thing is for sure, as much as he boasts of hating the spoils of the dead he didn't reject his substantial inheritance, and you can be sure no fairies were around when the will was read.
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* Sunprincess * 27 January 2013
an awesome poem and i love the touch of fantasy!
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Angela Sorenson 29 March 2010
nice poem.i wouldn't think it would be fun to be dead.i hope no one dies.take care.
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