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Cut Grass by Philip Larkin | Tuesday, August 09, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 9th, 2016

Episode 672 of 787 episodes

Cut grass lies frail: Brief is the breath Mown stalks exhale. Long, long the death It dies in the white hours Of young-leafed June With chestnut flowers, With hedges snowlike strewn, White lilac bowed, Lost lanes of Queen Anne’s lace, And that high-builded cloud Moving at summer’s pace.

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