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Robert Frost - The Peaceful Shepherd

If heaven were to do again,
And on the pasture bars,
I leaned to line the figures in
Between the dotted starts,

I should be tempted to forget,
I fear, the Crown of Rule,
The Scales of Trade, the Cross of Faith,
As hardly worth renewal.

For these have governed in our lives,
And see how men have warred.
The Cross, the Crown, the Scales may all
As well have been the Sword.

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 17. The Peaceful Shepherd
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: Published/Written in 1928
Poem of the Day: Aug 17 2002

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