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Thread #1940   Message #2180717
Posted By: Joe_F
27-Oct-07 - 08:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Land (Rudyard Kipling)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Land (Rudyard Kipling)
Yes, it's beautiful. I particularly like "drouthy middle August, when the bones of meadows show" and "the cool, grey, healing chalk" -- but especially "out of blossomed Normandy another pirate came". What a lovely line!

To my taste, however, it does get a bit squishy toward the end. I faintly hope Kipling never showed it to Hobden.