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Famous Berates Poems by Famous Poets

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...ft to mend.

He stares in vain for what awaits him, 
And sees in Love a coin to toss; 
He smiles, and her cold hush berates him 
Beneath his hard half of the cross; 
They wonder why it ever was; 
And she, the unforgiving, hates him 
More for her lack than for her loss.

He feeds with pride his indecision, 
And shrinks from what wil not occur, 
Bequeathing with infirm derision 
His ashes to the days that were, 
Before she made him prisoner; 
And labors to retrieve the ...Read More

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