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Menella Bute Smedley (Менелла Бьют Смедли)


A Dirge


Let her rest!
Weary were her days, oppress'd
By vain cravings to be blest.
Let her sleep!
Slumber holy, dreamless, deep,
Cover eyes that waked to weep.
Let her rest!
Death is spread upon her breast,
Like soft wings that shade a nest.
Let her sleep!
False and cruel love, to keep
Weeping,—she hath ceased to weep.
Let her die!
All her hope beneath the sky
Was in her mortality.



Menella Bute Smedley's other poems:
  1. The Vow of Cortes
  2. The Knighting of Count Geoffrey of Anjou
  3. The Shadow from the Valley
  4. Wishes
  5. The Story of Queen Isabel


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Alfred Tennyson (Альфред Теннисон) A Dirge ("Now is done thy long day's work")
  • Percy Shelley (Перси Шелли) A Dirge ("Rough wind, that moanest loud")
  • Madison Cawein (Мэдисон Кавейн) A Dirge ("Life has fled; she is dead")
  • Amy Levy (Эми Леви) A Dirge ("”Mein Herz, mein Herz ist traurig")
  • Ella Wilcox (Элла Уилкокс) A Dirge ("Death and a dirge at midnight;")

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