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Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children. Keary, M. (Maud).
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page: 68

STAND STILL AND WATCH

  • STAND still and watch the clock’s grave face,
  • The hands go round an even pace,
  • The hands go round, and though so slow,
  • In vain we try to see them go!
  • But watch that long black hand again,
  • Did you not see it moving then
  • In tiny jerks from space to space?
  • O bright moon rising full and round,
  • I watch you leave the level ground—
  • You pass the tops of houses, trees,
  • I see you mounting over these;
  • The stars themselves your progress prove—
  • In vain I watch to see you move—
  • No single jerk, as yet, I’ve found!
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