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2019.08.14 15:06

To a Mouse by Robert Burns.

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Little, sly, cowering, timid beast,
Oh, what a panic is in your heart!
You need not start away so hasty
With bickering prattle!
I would be loath to run and chase you,
With murdering paddle!

I'm truly sorry man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union,
And justifies that ill opinion
Which makes you startle
At me, your poor, earth-born companion
And fellow mortal!

I doubt not, sometimes, that you may steal;
What then? Poor beast, you must live!
An odd ear in twenty-four sheaves
Is a small request;
I will get a blessing with what is left,
And never miss it.

Your small house, too, in ruin!
Its feeble walls the winds are scattering!
And nothing now, to build a new one,
Of coarse green foliage!
And bleak December's winds coming,
Both bitter and piercing!
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  • Anna 2019.08.14 20:13

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    Captivating!😉
  • Shamus 2019.08.14 21:49

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    @Anna I really love this poem. Thanks Anna. 😉
  • melodycat 2019.08.15 08:24

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    😆 ❤
  • chahinez 2019.08.15 20:10

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    Thanks 👏
  • Huijun 2019.08.18 17:17

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    💕

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