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Long For This World

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 I settle for less than snow,
try to go gracefully like seasons go

which will regain their ground -
ditch, hill and field - when a new year comes round.
Now I know everything: how winter leaves without resenting spring, lives in a safe time frame, gives up so much but knows he can reclaim all titles that are his, fall out for months and still be what he is.
I settle for less than snow: high only once, then no way up from low, then to be swept from drives.
Ten words I throw into your changing lives fly like ten snowballs hurled: I hope to be, and will, long for this world.

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