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Edwin Arlington Robinson - Cortège

Four o'clock this afternoon, 
Fifteen hundred miles away: 
So it goes, the crazy tune, 
So it pounds and hums all day

Four o'clock this afternoon, 
Earth will hide them far away: 
Best they go to go so soon, 
Best for them the grave to-day.

Had she gone but half so soon, 
Half the world had passed away. 
Four o'clock this afternoon, 
Best for them they go to-day.

Four o'clock this afternoon, 
Love will hide them deep, they say; 
Love that made the grave so soon, 
Fifteen hundred miles away:

Four o'clock this afternoon, 
Ah, but they go slow to-day: 
Slow to suit my crazy tune, 
Past the need of all we say.

Best it came to come so soon, 
Best for them they go to-day: 
Four o'clock this afternoon, 
Fifteen hundred miles away. 

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