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Ralph Hodgson

By Lawrence, D. H.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000709474
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Ralph Hodgson  
Author: Lawrence, D. H.
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: See an old unhappy bull, // Sick in soul and body both, // Slouching in the undergrowth // Of the forest beautiful, // Banished from the herd he led, // Bulls and cows a thousand head. // Cranes and gaudy parrots go // Up and down the burning sky; // Tree-top cats purr drowsily // In the dim-day green below; // And troops of monkeys, nutting, some, // All disputing, go and come; // And things abominable sit // Picking offal buck or swine, // On the mess and over it // Burnished flies and beetles shine, // And spiders big as bladders lie // Under hemlocks ten foot high; // And a dotted serpent curled // Round and round and round a tree, // Yellowing its greenery, // Keeps a watch on all the world, // ALl the world and this old bull // In the forest beautiful. // Bravely by his fall he came: // One he led, a bull of blood // Newly come to lustihood, // Fought and put his prince to shame, // Snuffed and pawed the prostrate head // Tameless even while it bled. // There they left him, every one, // Left him there without a lick, // Left him for the birds to pick, // Left him there for carrion, // Vilely from their bosom cast // Wisdom, worth and love at last. // When the lion left his lair // And roared his beauty through the hills, // And the vultures pecked their quills // And flew into the middle air, // Then this prince no more to reign // Came to life and lived again. // He snuffed the herd in far retreat, // He saw the blood upon the ground...


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