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Settling Down

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发表于 2017-10-5 10:04 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Coming here
9 W: o: Y) S) Q  b$ j( jSettling down# X5 Y# y7 K. C5 ^
was easier for you  O( @2 J" N* |( V* {8 ~6 W9 H
Homesick0 F* e$ [  s, [
I measured the miles+ L8 `8 q* u. j/ [- ]
set the clock's dark hands
3 F  |" Q6 \& P1 j; ewith a view of returning to home ground
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Days inched into years- W5 C3 R* Y% t, k
I watched others; l/ y& W0 O) |' w& w. X6 W
come and go back
+ b2 S7 p. R1 d+ ^4 h) R, h6 `go and come back  L8 r6 _/ U( V  M
We never did9 H' S5 c) u; f  ~& _
nor can we now
6 g. \) \' M, R# I# Gresettle in the old country
/ V# |+ t& w" |% U% G1 Cleave our children 2 s% h2 p  Y% v$ x, N
and their children . D/ {! @2 k* v9 A  _* {! J
settled down in theirs
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4 l9 W0 c% k# x, A-----Margaret Saunders, in Bridging the Gap, 1990
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