The Fly (de la Mare)

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  How large unto the tiny fly
      Must little things appear!--
  A rosebud like a feather bed,
      Its prickle like a spear;

  A dewdrop like a looking-glass,
      A hair like golden wire;
  The smallest grain of mustard-seed
      As fierce as coals of fire;

  A loaf of bread, a lofty hill;
      A wasp, a cruel leopard;
  And specks of salt as bright to see
      As lambkins to a shepherd.


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