"The Old Swimmin' Hole" by James Whitcomb Riley
OH! the old swimmin'-hole! whare the crick so still and deep
Looked like a baby-river that was laying half asleep,
And the gurgle of the worter round the drift jest below
Sounded like the laugh of something we onc't ust to know
Before we could remember anything but the eyes
Of the angels lookin' out as we left Paradise;
But the merry days of youth is beyond our controle,
And it's hard to part ferever with the old swimmin'-hole.
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The first stanza of the poem
1) starts with a description of the speaker and ends with a description on the swimming hole
2) starts with a happy memory of the swimming hole and ends with a somber statement
3) starts with a somber memory of the swimming hole and ends with a happy statement
4) starts with a description of the swimming hole and ends with a description of the speaker