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From a College Window
From a College Window, by D.H. Lawrence

THE GLIMMER of the limes, sun-heavy, sleeping, 
  Goes trembling past me up the College wall. 
Below, the lawn, in soft blue shade is keeping, 
  The daisy-froth quiescent, softly in thrall. 
Beyond the leaves that overhang the street,         5
  Along the flagged, clean pavement summer-white, 
Passes the world with shadows at their feet 
  Going left and right. 
Remote, although I hear the beggar’s cough, 
  See the woman’s twinkling fingers tend him a coin,  10
I sit absolved, assured I am better off 
  Beyond a world I never want to join. 

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