Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Unguarded Gates

Rating: 2.7
WIDE open and unguarded stand our gates,
Named of the four winds, North, South, East, and West;
Portals that lead to an enchanted land
Of cities, forests, fields of living gold,
Vast prairies, lordly summits touched with snow,
Majestic rivers sweeping proudly past
The Arab’s date-palm and the Norseman’s pine—
A realm wherein are fruits of every zone,
Airs of all climes, for, lo! throughout the year
The red rose blossoms somewhere—a rich land,
A later Eden planted in the wilds,
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Cambl 30 September 2019
Not even right, like not even a inch right
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