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10And Went

Without a word he waved his hat and went, they say about the travelling man. It tore the leaves off every tree and went, they say about rude autumn. Smiling it shared out favours, grace and went, they say of majesty. By night it knocked upon the door and went, they say of heartfelt grief. Weeping he pointed at his heart and went, they say about the poor man.

11Oppressive Light

Two trees rise bare in the snow, the heavens, weary of light, move homeward and here below only sadness meets my sight.

And behind the trees there loom houses as high, as dark. Now something is said in the gloom, now dogs begin to bark.

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