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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Edward Thomas. 1878–1917
 
104. Tall Nettles
 
TALL nettles cover up, as they have done 
These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough 
Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: 
Only the elm butt tops the nettles now. 
  
This corner of the farmyard I like most:         5
As well as any bloom upon a flower 
I like the dust on the nettles, never lost 
Except to prove the sweetness of a shower. 
 
 
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