The Apple-Raid poem Fill-in-the-Blank

Fill in the blanks in 'The Apple-Raid' by Vernon Scannell?

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Darkness came _____, though not yet cold;
_____ were strung on telegraph wires;
Streetlamps spilled pools of _____ gold;
The breeze was ______ with garden fires.
That smell of burnt ______, the early dark
Can _____ excite me but not as it did
So long ago when we ___ in the park -
______, John Peters and David Kidd.
We moved out of town to the ________ where
The _____ and wealthy had their homes
With garages, _______, and apples to spare
______ clustered in the trees' green domes.
We chose this place we meant to _______
And climbed the ____ and dropped down to
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The ______ dark. Apples crunched under
Our feet as we moved through the _____ and dew.
The clusters on the lower ______ of the tree
Were easy to reach. We stored the _____
In pockets and _______ until all three
Boys were heavy with their _____ loot.
____ on the other side of the wall
We moved back to town and _______ as we went.
I ______ if David remembers at all
That little adventure, the apples' _____ scent.
Strange to think that he's _____ years old,
That _____ little boy with scabs on his knees;
Stranger to think that John Peters ____ cold
In an orchard in ______, beneath apple trees.
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