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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
John Drinkwater. 1882–
126. Reciprocity
I DO not think that skies and meadows are 
Moral, or that the fixture of a star 
Comes of a quiet spirit, or that trees 
Have wisdom in their windless silences. 
Yet these are things invested in my mood         5
With constancy, and peace, and fortitude; 
That in my troubled season I can cry 
Upon the wide composure of the sky, 
And envy fields, and wish that I might be 
As little daunted as a star or tree.  10

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