Tag Archives: 1840-1928

The Oxen by Thomas Hardy

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearthside ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in their … Continue reading

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Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

We stood by a pond that winter day, And the sun was white, as though chidden of God, And a few leaves lay on the starving sod; – They had fallen from an ash, and were gray. Your eyes on … Continue reading

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