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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882).  Complete Poetical Works.  1893.
 
In the Harbor
Autumn Within
 
IT is autumn; not without,
  But within me is the cold.
Youth and spring are all about;
  It is I that have grown old.
 
Birds are darting through the air,        5
  Singing, building without rest;
Life is stirring everywhere,
  Save within my lonely breast.
 
There is silence: the dead leaves
  Fall and rustle and are still;        10
Beats no flail upon the sheaves,
  Comes no murmur from the mill.
 
 
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