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By the Chalk-White Cliffs

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By the Chalk-White Cliffs

By the chalk-white cliffs of Dover
Where the English country ends
There we watch the ferries going over
Some in some out, the usual wend
In our youthful common blithe
There we sat on cliff-grass wasting
Wasting time and never hasting 
On the meadows reaped by scythe
So meet us here one day my friend
When your meadows also end
With a scythe to reap your spoils
So you can board the ferry outbound to the peaceful, foreign soils 

By the glossy calming ocean
That reflects your face, your past
Stuck in pondering past emotion
As the waves come in to cast
A new reflection of the sea
Where your long-lost memories squander 
To a worldly town a yonder
In a book of your debris
So meet us here one day my friend
When your meadows also end
With a scythe to reap your spoils
So you can board the ferry outbound to the peaceful, foreign soils

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  1. Date: 6/20/2010 10:44:00 AM
    Great imagery about the journey of life and death....like the outbound ferry, when your meadows also end. Chris.