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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
Blueberries
 
Frank Prentice Rand
 
 
UPON the hills of Garlingtown
  Beneath the summer sky,
In many pleasant pastures
  On sunny slopes and high,
Their skins abloom with dusty blue,        5
  Asleep, the berries lie.
 
And all the lads of Garlingtown,
  And all the lasses too,
Still climb the tranquil hillsides,
  A merry, barefoot crew;        10
Still homeward plod with unfilled pails
  And mouths of berry blue.
 
And all the birds of Garlingtown,
  When flocking back to nest,
Remember well the patches        15
  Where berries are the best;
They pick the ripest ones at dawn
  And leave the lads the rest.
 
Upon the hills of Garlingtown
  When berry-time was o’er,        20
I looked into the sunset,
  And saw an open door,
And from the hills of Garlingtown
  I went, and came no more.
 

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