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If Hands Could Free You, Heart

If hands could free you, heart,
Where would you fly?
Far, beyond every part
Of earth this running sky
Makes desolate? Would you cross
City and hill and sea,
If hands could set you free?

I would not lift the latch;
For I could run
Through fields, pit-valleys, catch
All beauty under the sun
Still end in loss:
I should find no bent arm, no bed
To rest my head.

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Poem If Hands Could Free You, Heart - Philip Larkin