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I saw a peacock with a fiery tail

Language: English

I saw a peacock with a fiery tail,
I saw a blazing comet drop down hail,
I saw a cloud with ivy curled around,
I saw a sturdy oak creep on the ground,
I saw a pismire swallow up a whale,
I saw a raging sea brim full of ale!
I saw a Venice glass sixteen foot deep,
I saw a well full of mens' tears that weep,
I saw their eyes all in a flame of fire,
I saw a [horse high]1 as the moon and higher,
I saw the [sun at twelve o'clock at]2 night,
I saw the man [who]3 saw this wondrous sight!

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1 Bachlund: "house, as big"
2 Bachlund: "sun, even in the midst of"
3 Bachlund: "that"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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