Literature / Patch the Mending Wall

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Can you name the Mending Wall?

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________ there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell ____ it,
And spills the upper boulders in the ____,
And makes ____ even two can pass abreast.
The work of _______ is another thing:
I have come after them and made ______
Where they have left not one ____ on a stone,
But they would have the ______ out of hiding,
To please the yelping ____. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or _____ them made,
But at ______ mending-time we find them there.
I let my ________ know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the ____
And set the ____ between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we __.
To each the boulders that have ______ to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly _____
We have to use a _____ to make them balance:
'Stay where you are until our _____ are turned!'
We wear our _______ rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of out-door ____,
One on a side. It comes to ______ more:
There where it is we do not ____ the wall:
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He is all pine and I am _____ orchard.
My apple _____ will never get across
And eat the cones under his _____, I tell him.
He only says, 'Good ______ make good neighbors'.
Spring is the ________ in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his ____:
'Why do they make ____ neighbors? Isn't it
Where there are ____?' But here there are no ____.
Before I _____ a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling __ or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give _______.
Something there is that doesn't ____ a wall,
That wants it down. I could say '_____' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and ___ rather
He said it for _______. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the ___
In each hand, like an old-stone ______ armed.
He moves in ________ as it seems to me~
Not of woods only and the _____ of trees.
He will not go behind his ______'s saying,
And he likes having _______ of it so well
He says again, 'Good fences make good _________.'

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