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    Though trees turn bare and girls turn wives,
    We shall afford our costly seasons;
    There is a gentleness survives
    That will outspeak and has its reasons.
    There is a loveliness exists,
    Preserves us, not for specialists.
    —William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    Riot in Algeria, in Cyprus, in Alabama;
    Aged in wrong, the empires are declining,
    And China gathers, soundlessly, like evidence.
    What shall I say to the young on such a morning?—
    Mind is the one salvation?—also grammar?—
    No; my little ones lean not toward revolt.
    —William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    Now owing, I’m much disposed to fear,
    To his terrible taste for tippling,
    That highly respectable gondolier
    Could never declare with a mind sincere
    Which of the two was his offspring dear
    And which the Royal stripling.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    I happened to find
    Your picture. That picture. I stopped there cold,
    Like a man raking piles of dead leaves in his yard
    Who has turned up a severed hand.
    —William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)