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    NewHope is offline Senior Member
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    O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
    Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
    Thy mists, that roll and rise!
    Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
    And all but cry with colour! That gaunt crag
    To crush! To lift the lean of that black bluff!
    World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!
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    (1) What does "sag" mean?

    (2) Cry with color = ?

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    Sag =bend under a weight, like trees when there's a lot of rain. 'Cry with colour' is just a poetic way of describing the colours of the autumn forest, when contrasted with the colours around it.

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    Thank Tdol.

    I got it. But I didn't get "to crush" well. Does the poet meant "the gaunt crag looks like very dangerous so that it seems to fall in or collapse? I guess it is so, because for a crag, the more dangerous it looks, the more wonderful it will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Context:
    O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
    Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
    Thy mists, that roll and rise!
    Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
    And all but cry with colour! That gaunt crag
    To crush! To lift the lean of that black bluff!
    World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!
    =================================

    (1) What does "sag" mean?

    (2) Cry with color = ?
    Also, you can say that a person's body sags as we get older. That's why we might need a little nip and tuck...

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    27 is not your age then ;)

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    27 is not your age then ;)

    FRC
    Aaaah, you think you got me here ????

    Don't they say you get better with age just like wine

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    It all depends on the wine ;)

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