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An English Wood - The Cool Web : A Robert Graves Oratorio
An English Wood by Robert Graves (pub 1923) This valley wood is pledged To the set shape of things, And reasonably hedged: Here are no harpies fledged, No rocs may clap their wings, Nor gryphons wave their stings. Here, poised in quietude, Calm elementals brood On the set shape of things: They fend away …