City and Country
The Complete Poems of W. H. Davies, intro. by Osbert Sitwell (London: Jonathan Cape, 1963): 512. PR 6007 A8A17
1The City has dull eyes,
2 The City's cheeks are pale;
3The City has black spit,
4 The City's breath is stale.
5The Country has red cheeks,
6 The Country's eyes are bright;
7The Country has sweet breath,
8 The Country's spit is white.
9Dull eyes, breath stale; ink spit
10 And cheeks like chalk--for thee;
11Eyes bright, red cheeks; sweet breath
12 And spit like milk--for me.
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