It is still under the pines
It is still under the pines.
Only the winds flow,
Murmuring low, murmuring low,
Through the tops where the unseen sun shines.
It is still below;
Never a bee
Booms over the mat of cones and spines ;
It is dark; no flowers blow;
Only afar a harsh pool glints. . . .
The heart beats heavily, sad, and slow,
Seeking in vain for any hints
Of a Nature cares if Man suffer or no.
Vain search ! It is so
Dark, so still, so lonely under the pines.
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