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Poem by Alexander Lawrence Posey

My Fancy

Why do trees along the river
     Lean so far out oТer the tide?
Very wise men tell me why, but
    I am never satisfied;
And so I keep my fancy still,
    That trees lean out to save
The drowning from the clutches of
    The cold, remorseless wave.

                      Alexander Lawrence Posey

Alexander Lawrence Posey's other poems:
  1. Nightfall
  2. On Viewing the Skull and Bones of a Wolf
  3. Song of the Oktahutchee
  4. Mother and Baby
  5. To My Wife

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Lewis Carroll My Fancy ("I painted her a gushing thing")

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