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The Garden Toad

One morning in my garden - as the mist

dissolved – a thousand apples ripe and gold

I eager saw, that hung from boughs of gold.

I pondered which to eat, when through the mist -

 

there squatting in the stiff and frozen grass -

I saw a thing – still as the dead – a toad.

I stood as still for long, until that toad

fled suddenly, and hid within the grass.

 

Though then th...

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