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W.H. Davies
William Henry Davies or WH Davies (1871 - September 26, 1940), was a Welsh poet and writer. He spent most of his life as a tramp in the United States and United Kingdom, but became known as one of the most popular poets of his time. The theme of his works mainly relate to the marvels of nature, observations about life's hardships, his tramping adventures and characters he met. He was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, in south east Wales, where his father died when he was just two years old. His mother then abandoned him and his siblings when she remarried, leaving them to be brought up by their grandparents. He was related to the famous British actor Sir Henry Irving (referred to as cousin Brodribb by the family).

the villain
While joy gave clouds the light of stars,
That beamed wher'er they looked;
And calves and ... [read poem]
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