Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow
Why do you wear that dress so white?
Why do you where that veil so light?
Why do your young eyes shine so bright?
Is it your wedding?
I wear the dress and veil to show
That gladly to my love I go
My young eyes shine because I know
It is my wedding.
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Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow.
The seed shop.
Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
Forlorn as ashes, shriveled scentless dry,
Meadows and gardens running through my hand.
In this brown husk a dale of haw throne dreams;
A cedar in this narrow cell is thrust,
That will drink deeply of a century’s streams,
These lilies shall make summer on my dust,
Here in their safe and simple house of death,
Sealed in their shells, a million roses leap;
Here I can blow a garden with my breath,
And in my hand a forest lies asleep.
The seed shop
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