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The Nineteenth Century as a Song

Robert Hass


The Nineteenth Century as a Song

Robert Hass


Poem introduction

This is a poem called 'The Nineteenth Century is a Song' - a sort of fantasia that came to me really from the quotation from a nineteenth century translation of a French poet that is the first line of the poem.

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