ETERNITY



The lemon tree gave off
A crisp and pungent smell.

The people in the orchard
Having played their games
Of chess or cards
Got up and went their ways.

Others drawing-----who knows-----
What regrets
From their cigarettes
Sat for a while
And departed, too.

A few young fellows
Quickly passed through
Going their various ways
To various goals.

But I was only watching
The dust on my shoes
And thinking-----for long.

The lemon tree
Was giving off
A crisp and pungent smell.
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Written on January 22, 2022

Submitted by vckarr17 on January 22, 2022

Modified on March 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aB xxxc deexf dfcx xxx xaB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 472
Words 92
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 5, 4, 3, 3

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