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2019.08.15 08:12
To a Mouse by Robert Burns.

Part 2 of 2.

Modern English version.

You saw the fields laid bare and empty,
And weary winter coming fast,
And cozy here, beneath the blast,
You thought to dwell,
Till crash! The cruel plough passed
Out through your cell.

That small heap of leaves and stubble,
Has cost you many a weary nibble!
Now you are turned out, for all your trouble,
Without house or holding,
To endure the winter's sleety dribble,
And hoar-frost cold.

But Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!

Still you are blessed, compared with me!
The present only touches you:
But oh! I backward cast my eye,
On prospects dreary!
And forward, though I cannot see,
I guess and fear!
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  • Shamus 2019.08.15 08:13

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    I wanted to use a more realistic painting and I know this one is a little fantastical but look at those eyes! 🥺
  • moonmoon 2019.08.15 08:26

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    @Shamus The mouse is really cute
  • Bloom. 2019.08.15 08:44

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    Awwww 💙 I want to draw it😍
  • ... 2019.08.15 08:47

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    It's nice but l have a phobia of rats even in his picture.
  • Jin 2019.08.15 09:20

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    Your voice sounds kind of different today 🤔
  • melodycat 2019.08.15 11:00

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    Pet, pet...
  • Huijun 2019.08.18 17:17

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    💕

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